UH Alert Emergency Notification

UH Alert – Opt-in

UH Alert is a comprehensive system of emergency messaging to inform the campus community of an immediate threat to the safety and security of UH students or employees, including campus closures. You must register for the service to receive alerts via email and/or SMS/text messaging. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up online. Message and data rates may apply.

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Your contact information will be used only in the event of an emergency and will not be shared.

UH Broadcast Types (users must subscribe to this service)

All subscribed UH students, faculty, and staff receive notices of certain security and safety-related incidents through their campus email (@hawaii.edu). Notices are categorized in two ways:

    • Emergency Notifications (UH Alert)

      Issued immediately upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees, occurring on campus. UH Alerts will be sent via text message and email.

    • Timely Warnings (UH Announce)

      Issued when there is an occurrence of a crime listed in the Annual Security Report that has already occurred in UH Mānoa’s Jeanne Clery Act reportable geography. Typically, a timely warning is issued when a situation poses a threat to students, but it is not an emergency requiring immediate action. UH Announcement alerts will be sent via email.

Additional emergency communications can be found at:

Further Reading:

Information about the Jeanne Clery Act

Siren and Emergency Alert System Test

On the first working day of every month at 11:45 a.m., the Hawaiʻi State Civil Defense conducts a test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system. This test is a steady one-minute tone on all sirens. In the event of an actual emergency that may pose a threat to life and property, the siren signal would notify the public. When the siren is sounded in your area, tune to any local radio or television station for emergency information. Besides natural hazards, the Emergency Alert System could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.