The University of Kentucky utilizes an emergency notification system, UK Alert, to communicate official information during an emergency or crisis situation that disrupts normal campus operations or threatens the health or safety of members of the campus community.
All University of Kentucky students, staff, and faculty are automatically registered in the UK Alert with their official university e-mail address. We encourage students, staff, and faculty to add other contact information, such as mobile numbers and personal e-mails, to their UK Alert accounts. Parents, media, visitors, and other interested parties may register for UK Alert on a voluntary self-subscription basis.
UK Alert uses the following methods to send immediate notifications:
UK Alert is designed for use only when an incident disrupts normal campus operations or threatens the immediate health and safety of the campus community. Other forms of communication that UK may use to broadcast messages are:
Effective emergency response requires personal preparedness and planning. We encourage you to edit your UK Alert account to include multiple forms of notification as just one part of your personal emergency preparedness plan. . For more information on emergency planning at UK and ideas for personal preparedness, click here.