Frequently Asked Questions

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What is UTC-ALERT?

UTC-ALERT is a messaging system that allows UTC to communicate quickly with members of the campus community in the event of an emergency, such as severe weather or dangerous criminal activity on campus.

How do I sign up for UTC-ALERT?

It's easy! Just go to, click on the UTC-ALERT link, and follow the instructions. Be sure to have your mobile phone when you sign up, as you'll need it to enter a confirmation number.  You can add up to three cell phone numbers and three emails, including those of your parents or guardians.

Does signing up for UTC-ALERT cost me anything?

There is no cost to sign up for UTC-ALERT . The only charges you incur would be 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 are also sent to all UTC emails, the campus website, and official UTC social media accounts.

Have additional questions or problems?

Contact or (423) 425-5741.