RazALERT, Inclement Weather and Campus Safety Reminders for 2020

Whit Pruitt, University Relations

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – With the 2020 spring semester beginning this week, all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to review the campus safety website, safety.uark.edu, and check their notification preferences for both emergency RazALERT notifications and optional inclement weather notifications.

RazALERT

RazALERT (pronounced raise-alert) is the university's primary emergency notification system and the most common form of communication concerning campus safety issues, including weather alerts.

RazALERT emergency messages are sent automatically to all campus phones and faculty, staff and student email addresses any time there is an immediate threat to campus safety. You have the option of receiving these notices on your cell phone as well.

Inclement weather notices about delays or closures are optional and require sign-up on the RazALERT preference page on Web Basis for faculty and staff and on UA Connect for students.

Details on how to check and update your RazALERT preferences and sign up for inclement weather notifications can be found on safety.uark.edu.

Quick Facts

  • RazALERT emergency messages are only sent when there is an immediate threat to campus safety.
  • Everyone is signed up for RazALERT when they enroll as a student or become an employee of the university.
  • Alerts are automatically delivered to all campus phones or emails.

Personal phones can also receive RazALERT messages if they are signed up to receive them.

  • Weather alerts are only sent out via RazALERT if classes or business operations are affected, but sign-up is optional.

Those signed up can turn off weather-related alerts if they choose.

Students can sign up for each type of emergency message through their UAConnect account. They can update numbers or addresses, add numbers as well, and give permission to receive text and inclement weather messages.

Faculty and staff can sign up and provide their information and permission through their webBASIS accounts. 

Students, faculty and staff who prefer to not receive weather alerts are able to opt-out through the same web pages, but will still receive a phone call if there is an emergency affecting campus.

Campus Safety

The University of Arkansas is dedicated to providing a safe learning and working environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, striving to minimize hazards and maintain a secure campus at all times. Multiple safety resources are available on the Campus Safety and Security website and can be viewed below:

For those looking for more information and resources concerning campus safety and security, visit safety.uark.edu.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3 percent of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

John F. Thomas, manager of university communications
University Relations
479-871-7620, jfthomas@uark.edu

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