Welcome to the University of Toronto's Alert System


What is UTAlert?

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



How do I enter my contact information?

All current members of the University community are automatically subscribed to the system for University-issued mass notifications using their official U of T contact information. You may also choose to add additional contact information, including a number for 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.

Just click "Register/Update" to confirm your information. You will need your UTORid. You may also add additional contact information, such as:

  • A personal phone number
  • A cell phone* number
  • Personal email accounts.

*If you have opted to receive text notifications, you will receive a monthly text reminder of your subscription; no action is required.

What messages will I receive?

We test the system in the Spring and Fall every year. These messages will be clearly marked as tests. Additionally, you may sign up to have University of Toronto messages, such as weather-related cancellations or closures, sent to you. Select the "Outreach" section to receive these additional messages.

Where do I find more information?

Please consult Frequently Asked Questions.


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 www.utoronto.ca/privacy, or contact communications@utoronto.ca.

Where to Call
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
WalkSafer: 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