Emergency Communication System

The University of Texas at Arlington employs a multi-tiered emergency communication system to keep our community informed about emergency situations and rapidly changing conditions, from hazardous...

MAVALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

MavAlert keeps the University community informed in the event of a campus emergency by sending early warning text messages to phones, email accounts, and other registered communications devices.

For Mavalerts

Students, faculty, and staff should update their phone numbers through MyMav at uta.edu/mymav. UTA guests, visitors, and others who plan to be on campus may sign up to receive MavAlerts on the guest registration page.

Important numbers

UTA Police
817-272-3003

Closings and Urgent Info
1-866-258-4913

Health Services
817-272-2771

Environmental Health & Safety
817-272-2185

Facilities Management
817-272-3571

Campus Switchboard
817-272-2011
(7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.)

MAVALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

OUTDOOR WARNING SYSTEM

This campus-wide loudspeaker system is activated by campus police dispatchers in the event of a life-threatening emergency. The University’s outdoor warning system consists of a combination of chimes and live or prerecorded announcements.

EXTERNAL MEDIA ADVISORIES

To quickly spread essential information, campus closings and emergency notifications are provided to external media including television and radio stations and online news sites.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION HOTLINE

Important information about campus closings and other critical situations is available at 866-258-4913.

OTHER EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

· Building announcement system

· Public address via police vehicles · UTA website, www.uta.edu

· University email · Official University Facebook and Twitter feeds   

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF

YOU MUST ENTER A MOBILE PHONE NUMBER in your online MyMav record and label it "Mobile" to enable MavAlert emergency notifications via text message.

  1. Log in to uta.edu/mymav with your regular network ID and password.
  2. Click on "Sign up for MavAlerts" in the far right column.
  3. Click on the green “Add a phone number” button.
  4. Pull the drop down menu under Phone Type to label the number "Mobile."
  5. Click "Save" to save your mobile phone and enable it for text messaging.

Please note: Students, faculty, and staff may opt out of receiving MavAlert emergency text messages by logging into MyMav at uta.edu/mymav and following the "MavAlert Opt-Out" link in the right column of the page. MavAlert emergency notifications are sent to all uta.edu email addresses.