June 3, 2023

Be the First to Know with UMW Alerts

Be the first to know about emergencies on the UMW campus. UMW is developing a new emergency alert system. The name, UMW ALERT, will remain the same, but the new system will provide a higher level of service to the UMW community.

In the coming weeks, the Office of Emergency Management and Safety will send you an email with step-by-step instructions on creating an account in UMW Alert.

Why register?

  • Be among the first to learn about an emergency. 

Notification systems often see a surge in registrations during a crisis from people who missed the first emergency messages.

  • Customize your alerts.

Registering for UMW Alert allows you to add additional contact information –cell, text, personal email– and customize your alert priorities.

  • This is a new system. You must create a new account before logging in.

Please sign up and update your profile when you are contacted.

For more information, please contact Chris Cash in Emergency Management and Safety at ccash@umw.edu.


  1. Shawna Simpson says

    My son is a freshman and I’d like to receive alerts about important milestones and emergencies. Thanks

    • Melina Downs says

      Hi Shawna – Thank you for your interest in this program. I am forwarding your question to the Office of Emergency Management and Safety. We are actually just in the beginning phases of implementing this program and working to get students, faculty and staff on board first. We’ll be working to get the larger community on board in the next few months. If you have any further questions please contact Chris Cash at ccash@umw.edu.