The University at Buffalo offers a free service that delivers text messages and email messages to members of the campus community during emergencies, incidents that may affect personal safety and when adverse weather conditions affect normal campus operations.
This system is designed to send messages to recipients’ cell phones, smartphones and UB email addresses.
You must have a buffalo.edu email account to register for this system. Once you have registered, you can request that text messages sent to your cell phone or additional email addresses.
UB Alert text messages will come from one of these two caller IDs: 67283 or 226787. Please input these numbers into your phone’s list of “contacts” so that “UB Alert” is identified as the sender.
Some smartphone, prepay or “minutes” cell phone plans may not work with the emergency notification system. Consult the FAQ to see if you are affected.
The university has in place several other channels to communicate with students, faculty and staff during an emergency, including: a UB Alert email listserv for all faculty, staff and students, emergency.buffalo.edu, UB homepage, My UB, the UB Reporter, 716-645-News, UB Alert Twitter feed and UB Facebook pages.