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Alert U helps you stay aware and connected.

Have you heard of Alert U? This notification system keeps UMMC faculty, students and staff safe and informed during on-campus weather and emergency events. When needed, Alert U messages will appear on computer monitors, electronic boards and text messages throughout the UMMC campus.

Because you never know when emergencies will happen, please protect yourself by taking the following two steps as soon as possible:

Alert U for Visitors

Patients, families and visitors can receive temporary public safety alerts by texting ALERTU to 333111. You will get text notifications until the end of each month, when you can text ALERTU to 333111 again to renew for the next month.   

Alert U for UMMC Employees and Students

1. Sign up for text alerts. Log-in to Workday to confirm your mobile number so you can receive emergency alerts via text message. Instructions on how to update your phone number in Workday can be found in this guide.

Everbridge logo.2. Download the Everbridge mobile safety app, which offers a wide range of safety features available as soon as you download the app and register.

With the Everbridge mobile security app, you can:

  • Receive emergency and severe weather notifications
  • Instantly contact UMMC police with video livestream from your smartphone
  • Check in and share your location while on campus.
  • Safely walk to your car by leaving a trail of your whereabouts.

NOTE: Some app functionality is only available on the UMMC main campus in Jackson.

Click below to download the Everbridge app.

Download on the App Store button.
Get it on Google Play button.

Or search your mobile device's app store for the Everbridge app, then select University of Mississippi Medical Center from the dropdown menu.

3. Sign up your parents, spouse or children to receive text alerts in the Alert U Member Portal. UMMC employees and students can easily add family members’ mobile numbers in the member portal to enable them to stay informed about on-campus weather and emergency events via text messages. For assistance on how to add individuals through the member portal, please reference this guide.

How-to Guides


UMMC employees or students who experience problems updating their number in Workday or setting up the Everbridge app that are not addressed in the How-to Guides should contact the UMMC HelpDesk for additional support.