WiscAlert / University Police Department


http://uwpd.wisc.edu/services/wiscalerts/ -- UW Police Site for WiscAlerts
http://go.wisc.edu/wiscalerts -- MyUW Sign-In for WiscAlerts
http://uwpd.wisc.edu/news/parent-access-to-emergency-notifications/ -- Parent Access to Emergency Notifications

help@doit.wisc.edu -- DoIT Help Desk
uwpolice@mhub.uwpd.wisc.edu -- UW Police

(608) 264-2677 -- UW Police Non-Emergency

Non-Emergency UWPD phone line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1429 Monroe St.
Madison, WI 53711

WiscAlerts is the name for UW-Madison's emergency notification system. In the event of a campus emergency, students, faculty and staff will receive timely information and updates about a situation and steps you can take to stay safe. To sign up, visit http://go.wisc.edu/wiscalerts. 

As of January 23, 2020, the UW–Madison Police Department (UWPD) will send information about most emergencies in multiple languages, so all of our community members know when there is a campus emergency and how to stay safe. These langues include: Spanish, Chinese, Tibetan, Nepali, and Hmong. See an example of a translated WiscAlert here

Signing up for WiscAlerts text messages is simple and takes just a few moments. You can enroll by logging into the My UW Portal, navigating to the Services tab and looking for the WiscAlerts logo.

WiscAlerts occur in three different ways:
  • WiscAlerts EmailMass email which can be sent to all campus users.
  • WiscAlerts -- Phone: Campus Centrex phone users are configured to receive a call with a recorded message providing information.
  • WiscAlerts -- Text: The university text messaging service, designed to reach mobile users who may be away from their computers or offices. In most cases the first text will be in English followed by a second text linking to the alert translated into five different languages (listed above).
All WiscAlert text messages will arrive from the short code number 67283 or 226787. This service is free, but you will be responsible for normal short messaging service (SMS) charges from your cellular provider.

UWPD recently launched an Off-Campus Alert system. This is a supplement to WiscAlerts. Off-Campus Alerts will alert the community about significant threats in certain areas OFF the UW-Madison campus - areas where a large number of students live or frequently visit. These are opt-in, meaning you must sign up to receive them. UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff can simply log in to their WiscAlert setting at http://go.wisc.edu/wiscalerts and select the Off-Campus Alerts checkbox. See this website for information on how parents and other community members can sign up.

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Owner:Information Services Specialist .Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2009-06-03 19:00 CDTUpdated:2020-01-23 11:50 CDT
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