UTAlert: The University of Toronto's alert system

What is UTAlert?

UTAlert is a service that allows the University to quickly send important messages via email and text. UTAlert complements other University communications channels, such as websites and social media.

All current members of the University community are automatically subscribed to the system for University-issued mass notifications using their official U of T email address.

All students, faculty, staff and librarians should add a cell phone number to receive text messages. The University does not charge you for this service. Depending on your service plan, your mobile phone carrier may charge you a fee when you receive a message.

If you are subscribed to text notifications, you will receive a monthly text reminder from PORTAL, no action is required. Do not reply STOP PORTAL, as you will not be able to resubscribe.

Please ensure you are subscribed to outreach messages when updating your contact information, as important non-emergency emails are sent under this category.

For more information, please consult our frequently asked questions about UTAlert page.

Notice of collection:

The University of Toronto respects your privacy. Personal information that you provide to the University for this messaging service is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971. It is collected for the purpose of contacting you for University messaging. At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If you have questions, please refer to U of T's privacy page, or email communications@utoronto.ca.

Campus safety

Fire, ambulance, police:

Call 9-1-1

St. George Campus Police:

Urgent: 416-978-2222
General: 416-978-2323
Campus Police
TravelSafer: 416-978-SAFE (7233)
Community Safety Office: 416-978-1485

UTM Campus Police:

Urgent: 905-569-4333
General: 905-828-5200
Campus Police
WalkSafe: 905-607-SAFE (7233)
Community Safety Office: 416-978-1485

UTSC Campus Police:

Urgent: 416-978-2222
General: 416-287-7398
Campus Police
UTSC TravelSafer: 416-287-7022
Community Safety Office: 416-978-1485