WarnMe is UCSF’s alerting and warning service for those with official UCSF IDs. Developed in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy, WarnMe is activated when there is an immediate threat to safety or health affecting the campus community. Alerts can be sent via text message, phone call or email. Text messages have been shown to be the most effective in a disaster scenario.
To receive alerts through means other than your official UCSF e-mail address or phone number, you may register up to six other contact sources and devices.
WarnMe is used only for:
• Life-threatening situations;
• Providing brief updates on an emergency as it’s happening;
• Instructing where to receive aid in the aftermath of an event such as an earthquake;
• Occasional drills – clearly defined as such – conducted to test and ensure the effectiveness of the system;
• All-clear notices for certain trained members of the UCSF community, such as floor wardens.
Information is strictly confidential and will not be sold or shared with any other public or private entity. WarnMe is part of the campus' emergency communications system. In all emergencies, natural disasters and other crises, information will be recorded on the campus emergency hotline number, 415-502-4000 (or 2-4000 in-house), or posted on the campus Web site as quickly as possible.
WarnMe registration uses MyAccess for authentication.
Please register for WarnMe today. It could save your life.
For more information, please read the FAQ's about WarnMe.