UO Alerts About

The University of Oregon places the security and safety of its students, employees, and visitors as its highest priority. In an emergency, the university uses multiple modes of communication to ensure as many individuals as possible receive notifications quickly. This includes sending UO Alerts messages and posting the Alerts Blog

UO Alerts

UO Alerts are sent when there is an imminent threat to health and/or safety to the campus community. UO Alerts are emailed to all @uoregon.edu email accounts and posted to the Alerts Blog. You can sign up to receive UO Alerts via text. 

Sign Up for UO Alerts Texts

UO students and employees can sign up for UO Alerts texts, add a second phone number, and update contact information through DuckWeb. 

For more information see Getting Started: UO Alerts Frequently Asked Questions

Through DuckWeb 
UO Students and Employees Only
  1. Login to DuckWeb
  2. Select the Personal Information page
  3. Select Personal Information Application
  4. Sign in with your DuckID
  5. In the Phone Number section, Select Add New
  6. Select UO Alert Emergency Cell Phone from the Phone Type dropdown menu
  7. Enter your text-enabled mobile phone number including area code
  8. Select Primary 
  9. Select Add
Via Text
Open to Anyone

This option allows you to receive texts for one or more UO campuses. To sign up, send one of the campus codes to 333111. 

Campus codes are:


To receive Summer only alerts for the Eugene campus, use code UOSummer.

If you sign up via text, messages can be stopped anytime by texting STOP to 333111.

Alerts Blog

The Alerts Blog is part of the university's Crisis and Emergency Notification System. It provides emergency-related information to the campus community and the public in three categories:

Information Only
A situation that does not present an imminent threat but where the campus community may be concerned about safety or security
An incident or condition that does not pose an imminent threat to life or safety, but where timely receipt of information or instructions may directly affect the well-being of the recipient.
An event, expected or unexpected, that poses an imminent threat to the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff and requires immediate action. 

Visit UO Alerts Blog

Additional Ways Alerts Are Shared

Digital Displays

Many departments and facilities on campus utilize digital signage to share information and announce events and activities. Several of these digital display systems are configured to receive and display UO Alert messages. 

UO Home Page

University Communications and Safety & Risk Services staff have the ability to post emergency information on the UO homepage. 

Local Media

The UO shares emergency information with print, online, and broadcast media to ensure the surrounding community receives information.