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Emergency Alerts 

Communication plays a critical role before, during, and after any emergency or disaster.  The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Emergency Notification System provides campus emergency alerts via text and /or e-mail when conditions develop on or near a University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, which pose an imminent threat of danger to the Campus Community.  Examples may include,

  • ·         Physical plant issues (e.g., natural gas leak, etc.)
  • ·         Inclement weather closures or delays
  • ·         Campus safety threats (e.g., robbery, active harmer, bomb threat, etc.)
  • ·         Hazmat situations

 Click on the links below for information regarding the modes of emergency alerts and resources for opting out.



 

 Email Alerts

All CU Denver | Anschutz students, faculty and staff are automatically registered to receive emergency alerts to their University-issued e-mail addresses.  You may not opt out of this.​1

 Text Alerts

​Students, faculty and staff may register their personal cellphone number to receive emergency alerts by text through the CU Denver Portal.

STUDENTS:  To subscribe to the emergency alerts by text, simply update your profile information in the CU Denver|Anschutz Portal by adding your personal cellphone number. *This update may take up to 30 days to take effect.   Directions HERE.


FACULTY/STAFF:  To subscribe to the emergency alerts by text, simply update your profile information on in the CU Denver | Anschutz Portal by adding your personal cellphone number. *This update may take up to 30 days to take effect.
Directions HERE.

To unsubscribe to the emergency alerts by text, simply update your profile information in the CU Denver | Anschutz Portal by removing your personal cellphone number.  *This update may take up to 30 days to take effect. 

If you are not affiliated with CU Denver | Anschutz (e.g., hospital employees, vendors, neighbors, parents, etc.) and would like to receive emergency alerts to your cellphone as a text message, please follow the instructions located under the Alerts for Campus Community Members TAB below.
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 Desktop "Pop-up" Alerts

Tell me more about the *NEW* "pop-up" messaging desktop client.

CU Anschutz will begin utilizing an emergency messaging desktop feature in July 2017.  This feature allows a safety administrator to launch an alert which will cause all university-owned desktop/laptop/tablet (connected to the domain) to be overridden with a screen “pop-up” message. The message verbage will be tailored to the emergency situation.  The recipient can dismiss the alert or the alert will dismiss on its own after a specified time.

What sort of messages will come in the form of a "pop-up"?

Only situations that represent an imminent threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus will utilize the “pop-up” method of communication.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact your department or program Office of Information Technology professional.

Can I receive a "pop-up" message on my personal laptop, mobile device or tablet?

Not at this time.

Will the client slow down my computer’s performance?

The client is designed to be as light-weight as possible and you should not experience any degradation in the performance of your computer.

Who do I contact if I have problems with the program?

Questions and concerns should be directed to your department or program Office of Information Technology professionals who will be able to assist you with any questions or concerns.

Will the messages be tracked?

While the system does keep a log of computers alerted and if a user “Dismissed” the message, this information will not be actively monitored or used as a normal process.

Does the “pop-up” client track or monitor computer usage?

No. The client’s only function is to listen to its server for an alert and then process that alert into a “pop-up” message. No user statistics or monitoring are performed.

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 Information Line

In an effort to keep information current during an evolving situation, e-mail and text emergency alerts will be brief and will direct the reader to the CU Denver/Auraria and CU Anschutz toll-free emergency information lines.

These lines will be updated as conditions or information changes.

CU Denver and Auraria (Denver)
877.556.3637
University of Denver on the Auraria Campus (and its surrounding buildings) are located in downtown Denver, Colorado.​
CU Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora)​
877.463.6070
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is located in Aurora, Colorado.  Its messaging does not affect operations at University Colorado Hospital or Children’s Colorado Hospital.
 
Remember, the information provided by each individual telephone number is specific to that campus/property.​
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 Website Alerts

In an effort to keep information current during an evolving situation, e-mail and text emergency alerts will be brief and will direct the reader to the CU Denver/Auraria and CU Anschutz toll-free emergency information lines.


In addition to the information line(s), students, faculty and staff can also find current information posted at www.ucdenver.edu/alerts​

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 Social Media Alerts

In an effort to keep information current during an evolving situation, initial social media postings will be brief and will direct the reader to the CU Denver/Auraria and CU Anschutz toll-free emergency information lines.
Emergency messaging will be posted on the following Police Department and Emergency Management Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Police
Twitter:  @CUDen_AMC_PD
 

Emergency Management
Twitter:  @CUDenverEMD

CU Alerts
CU Denver/Auraria Twitter:  @CUDenverAlerts
CU Anschutz Twitter:   @ CUAnschutzAlert
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 Alerts for Campus Community Members (stakeholders, vendors, parents, etc.)

Persons who do not have access to the CU Denver Portal (parents, spouses, campus neighbors, vendors, etc.) may sign up for text alerts through Twitter (you do not need a Twitter account to sign up for this method).  This method allows you to opt in or out at any time. 

In an effort to keep information current during an evolving situation, initial social media postings will be brief and will direct the reader to the CU Denver/Auraria and CU Anschutz toll-free emergency information lines 

CU Denver​​ and Auraria (Denver)

Send a text with the words, “follow  CUDenverAlerts” in a message to Twitter to get CU Denver alerts sent to your cellphone as a text.
Twitter Phone Number: 40404​


To stop the text alerts:

Send the words, “off CUDenverAlerts”

Text to Twitter phone number:  40404​

CU Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora)

Send a text with the words, “follow  CUAnschutzAlert” in a message to Twitter to get CU Anschutz alerts sent to your cellphone as a text.
Twitter Phone Number: 40404​


To stop the text alerts:

Send the words, “off CUAnschutzAlert”

Text to Twitter phone number:  40404​

 

The above method is called, “FAST Follow” or "SMS follow.".  Data messaging rates may apply.  Visit https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170004# for more information.

 

To unsubscribe, please visit https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170004#. ​ 



NOTE TO STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF WORKING IN UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL and CHILDREN’S HOPSITAL COLORADO:

Emergency notifications and messages, including those pertaining to weather delays and closures, do not affect the operations of the University of Colorado Hospital and clinics, Children's Hospital Colorado or their clinics on campus.  Hospital operations are normal unless otherwise announced by those facilities.  Students, faculty and staff assigned to work in any University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado space are responsible for patient care and clinical operations and must report to work unless the specific hospital announced a change in operations.

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 CU South Denver

Information regarding facility closures for CU South Denver is here.
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Emergency Management Division• Phone: 303-724-4999 • Email: EMER@ucdenver.edu​

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