UAF on Alert


Fairbanks campus to test emergency notification system

Updated 9/26/16, 2:10 p.m.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will test its emergency notification system in Fairbanks on Thursday, Sept. 29. At some point during the day, UAF employees and students will receive one or more test messages. Visitors to campus may also see or hear test messages. All test messages will clearly note that they are part of the emergency notification test.

The test messages will come in a variety of ways:

  • Pop-up messages on university computers
  • Calls or voice mail messages on campus telephones
  • Calls and text messages to mobile phones
  • Announcements on loudspeakers
  • Messages on yellow Alertus emergency beacons
  • Emails
  • Social media

When you receive the messages, make note of when, where and how you received them. The messages will also ask you to complete a survey about how you received information during the test. Please take a moment to complete the survey, as it helps improve our emergency notification system.

If you wish to update your contact information, please see the links below.

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 Rave Mobile Safety. 
  • Alertus computer desktop message
  • Alertus emergency alert beacons
  • Loudspeakers
  • Email 
  • Facebook:
  • Twitter:
  • UAF's online emergency information site:
  • 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
    • UAF University Relations, 907-474-6281.

Safety Seconds

Seconds count. Take a few seconds to review the Emergency Response Guide. It's information that could save your life.

In addition, the following resources offer specific safety information:

Unsafe condition, accident or injury reporting


Online Incident Reporting button

You can report any of the following incidents:

  • UA Employee Injuries
  • Non-Employee Injuries (Including Students)
  • Unsafe Conditions
  • Damaged Property
  • Damaged Vehicles

Employees and students
Update your information.

Students and employees can click this button to visit UAOnline and update their 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.

Parents and members of the public can also receive emergency alerts from the university by clicking here to enroll. Residents of the Fairbanks North Star Borough will also have the option to customize their borough Smart911 information.

Questions about the university's alert notification system? Visit this page for FAQs about the Rave system and alerts.

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