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Emergency Notification

In a time of emergency, the UNCG Police Department activates several types of notification to keep the UNCG Community aware and informed on how to respond during crises.

You can receive emergency notification by:

Campus Social Networks

All emergency alerts will be posted on the UNCG Police Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages. As well as UNCG’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Text Messaging & Email

Emergency notification through text is available to students, faculty and staff who have signed up and provided their cell phone contact information through their UNCGenie accounts. We also send an email to the entire campus community — every student, faculty or staff member — through their UNCG email account.

Network Pop-Up (Computer Screen) and RSS Feed

Alert messages will be delivered to all computers logged onto the internet and running this program. New campus computers will have the software installed as a part of the standard campus image.

Outside “Blue Light” Telephone, Public Address System

More than 150 emergency phone stations are located around the UNCG campus. Several are equipped to deliver emergency public address messages to alert anyone within several feet of an active emergency.

Other types of notification will also be made by University Communications and other departments, such as:


Emergency information will be posted on the university homepage ( and on the university’s emergency information web site ( During a major crisis this emergency information site will replace UNCG’s homepage.

Emergency and Adverse Weather Telephone Line

You can call to check on alert messages that will be posted at (336) 334-4400 and also on UNCG’s main number (336) 334-5000.

Other Email Communication

Lists have been created to inform the resident student population through the Office of Housing & Residence Life, and to inform parents and family members who have signed up through the Office of Orientation & Family Programs.

*Links may not work if the UNCG computer resources are unavailable.