UAF on Alert

ALERTS 

UAF transitioning to Blackboard Connect for emergency alerts

Updated 1/28/14 11:30 a.m.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is now using Blackboard Connect for emergency alerts. This service is free to employees, students and members of the public and allows users to customize how they receive alerts. 

Employees and students can update their information on UAOnline or by clicking the "Update your information" button on the right.

Members of the public can visit the Blackboard Connect portal to sign up to receive emergency alerts.

UAF uses its alert notification system to inform members of the campus community and public about emergencies on campus and when extreme weather events necessitate changes to campus hours or class schedules.

During emergencies and extreme weather events, updated information is also available on this site and by calling 474-7UAF (7823).


UAF on ALERT
This website will offer access to current information about emergencies at UAF. During an emergency or crisis, information may be provided in several ways:
  • Text messages to your cell phone via Blackboard Connect. 
  • Alertus computer desktop message
  • Alertus emergency alert beacons
  • Loudspeakers
  • Email 
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/uafairbanks
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/uafairbanks
  • UAF's online emergency information site: uafalert.alaska.edu
  • Local news radio and/or television broadcasts
  • Telephone text and voice messages
  • Verbal updates from building coordinators
  • UAF recorded hotline at 907-474-7UAF (7823)

Campus closures

  • View the UAF policy on emergency campus closures here.

Media inquiries

  • Refer reporters to UAF public affairs staff or designated spokesperson for information in an emergency:
    • Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, 907-474-7902 or mlgrimes@alaska.edu.
    • UAF Marketing and Communications, 907-474-6281.


Employees and students
Update your information.


Students and employees can click this button to visit UAOnline and update their information. After logging in, click "Personal Information" and then "Manage your address, email and phone information." 
Please make sure you enter a cell phone number in the correct field to receive text messages about emergencies and extreme weather affecting campus.

Members of the public
Members of the public can also sign up for emergency and extreme weather alerts from UAF.
To sign up, visit


Various local public safety agencies also share emergency information via Nixle. To sign up to receive real-time emergency alerts, important advisories, community updates and traffic information via the web, e-mail or text to your cell phone visit http://local.nixle.com/register/