One of the most important ways to be prepared for an emergency is to have multiple means of receiving emergency information. We recommend that all UNT students, faculty, and staff have at least three (3) means of receiving emergency information.
Eagle Alert is UNT's official, campus-wide emergency notification system for emergency events, inclement winter weather closures, or Tornado Warnings. Eagle Alert allows UNT administrators to quickly contact campus community members by phone, text, and email. Eagle Alert will also post to the Eagle Alert Twitter.
In addition to receiving direct messages by phone and email, the system includes a feature called desktop override that takes control over most UNT-owned computers in offices, classrooms, and public spaces on campus. During the test or in the event of an emergency, computer screens, presentation screens, and digital signs will display a full-screen alert.
UNT faculty, staff, and students are automatically enrolled in Eagle Alert. Individuals should remember, however, that if their personal contact information changes, they should go to my.unt.edu (students/faculty) or my.untsystem.edu (staff) to update their information. Instructions for updating your information can be found here.
The City of Denton maintains Alert Denton for emergency notifications. Individuals can opt-in to receive weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service (including Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings, which UNT does not currently send Eagle Alerts for) and other emergency alerts for the City of Denton.
Sign up for Alert Denton here.
Do you attend classes or work at UNT at Frisco? Visit this website to sign up for CodeRED alerts for Frisco, Texas.
Denton County Alert
Similar to Eagle Alert and Alert Denton, Denton County also operates a reverse 9-1-1, emergency notification system called Denton County Alert. You can sign up to receive timely and critical emergency messages for Denton County. Use this link to sign up now.
Outdoor Warning Sirens
The City of Denton has numerous outdoor warning sirens (with five on the UNT campus). The sirens are used to alert the public of impending emergencies, including severe weather. The sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of each month at noon, with each test lasting approximately three (3) minutes. In the event of inclement weather, siren tests will be postponed until the second Wednesday of the month.
When you hear the outdoor warning sirens, go indoors and to the nearest shelter location; turn your radio to KNTU 88.1 FM, and monitor the weather and local media to determine when the threat has ended.
NOTE: If a Tornado Warning includes the UNT campus, an Eagle Alert notification will be sent; another Eagle Alert message will be sent when the Tornado Warning has ended.
Below are just a few social media accounts you can follow to help be prepared for emergencies on and off campus!
- Follow UNT Emergency Management & Safety Services (@MeanGreenReady) on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for information about the weather on campus and other important safety tips.
- Follow UNT Police (@UNTPolice) on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for important personal safety information and other campus-relevant safety information.
- Follow UNT Facilities on Twitter (@UNTFacilities) and Facebook (@UNTFacilitiesDept) for updates related to construction on campus, traffic detours, and more.
- Follow UNT Transportation Services (@UNTTransit) on Twitter and Facebook for traffic, transportation, and parking updates.
- Follow the Denton Fire Department on Twitter (@DentonFireDept) and Facebook (@DentonFire) for information about local incidents, outdoor warning siren tests, and other fire/safety-related information for the city.
- Follow the Denton Police Department on Twitter (@DENTONPD) and Facebook (@CityofDentonPoliceDepartment) for information about local incidents, personal safety, and traffic alerts within the City of Denton.
- Follow the City of Denton on Twitter (@cityofdentontx) and Facebook (@CityofDenton) for the latest Denton news and events within the city.
- Follow the National Weather Service Ft. Worth - Dallas on Twitter (@NWSFortWorth) and Facebook (NWSDallasFortWorth) for the most up-to-date information about the weather in the North Texas region
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards – including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).
The FEMA App is a FREE app that allows you to sign up to receive emergency alerts for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States. The app also contains important information on what to do before, during, and after emergencies.