Frequently Asked Questions

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What is UTC-ALERT?

The UTC-ALERT system is designed to inform the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga community in the event of an emergency. Such as, severe weather or an act of violence on campus.

How do I sign up for UTC-ALERT?

If you are a registered student on our campus, you are in the UTC-ALERT system to receive text messages! You can add up to three mobile phone numbers and three email address, for example, those of your parents or guardians. Visit to learn more about our campus emergency alert system.

Does signing up for UTC-ALERT cost me anything?

No, there is no cost to be enrolled for receiving UTC-ALERT messages. The only charges you could incur are the normal fees charged by your mobile service provider for receiving text messages.

What if I don’t have a cell phone or my cell phone doesn’t have text messaging?

UTC-ALERT messages also are sent to all UTC email addresses, the campus website and official UTC social media accounts.

Have additional questions or problems?

Contact or 423-425-5741.