UAF on Alert


Emergency alert test

Updated 9/15/2014 2:01 p.m.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is conducting its annual emergency alert notification testing on the Fairbanks campus and surrounding area, as required by the Clery Act. Alerts are required when a a serious or continuing threat to students and employees is present on campus or in immediate proximity to campus. 

In order to improve our alert notification system and to ensure that you receive the information you need in an emergency, please take the following steps:

Step 1

Respond to a quick survey about this test: Visit and tell us about the alerts you received today.

Step 2

Visit your UAOnline account and make sure your contact information is updated.

Step 3

Visit the UA Alerts user portal to review and customize the way you receive alerts. University students and employees who log onto their user account will be entered to win one of several $25 gift cards.

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:
  • 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 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.

Students and employees - If you wish to add additional contact information or customize the way you are contacted, go here.

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