UO Alerts

The University of Oregon places the security and safety of its students, employees and visitors as its highest priority.

For emergency notification, the university uses multiple modes of communication to ensure as many individuals as possible will receive notification quickly when there is important information about a situation. 


General rules for use

UO Alerts messages are sent when there is an imminent threat to health and/or safety to the campus community.  For more information see Getting Started: UO Alerts Frequently Asked Questions.


The emergency communication system includes the following methods of communication:

UO Alerts text and email messages

UO Alerts text messages are sent to students, faculty, and staff who have registered personal mobile devices via DuckWeb.

To register for UO Alerts or to update a mobile phone number entry:

  1. Log into DuckWeb (https://duckweb.uoregon.edu)
  2. Select the "Personal Information" menu
  3. Select the "Enter/Update Emergency Alert Phone" link
  4. Enter your text-enable mobile phone number, including area code and then hit "Submit"

Sign up via DuckWeb

UO Alerts email messages are sent to all "@uoregon.edu" email accounts. There is no method to opt out of UO Alerts emails.

Alerts blog 

The alerts.uoregon.edu web page is used to provide emergency-related information to the campus community, as well as the public.


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 and Risk Services staff have the ability to post emergency information on the UO home page. 

Local media

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