In order to effectively communicate with the campus community in the event of an emergency, university officials utilize Mobile Alert, which allows for rapid notification. Outlets utilized are dependent on the situation at hand, but may include broadcast emails, social media, text messaging, desktop/computer announcements, loud speakers/sirens and electronic displays on campus.
Mobile Alert is a broadcasting messaging system utilized by the university in emergency situations. To find more information regarding Mobile Alert, visit www.uwfemergency.org/mobilealert or locate the application in MyUWF by searching Mobile Alert.
Desktop Alert allows university officials to be able to relay important emergency alert information to computers on the University of West Florida main campus.
In addition to the notifications provided through Mobile Alert and Desktop Alert, emergency information is usually available by accessing the following outlets:
Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has added the use of Wireless Emergency Alert technology to the list of methods for distributing AMBER alerts. Read more about Wireless Emergency Alert.