Will your phone know it’s UCOPAlert calling?
If an emergency such as a fire, earthquake, building closure, public transit disruption or street protest occurs when you’re away from the office, UCOP leadership will notify staff through the UCOPAlert system. Two caveats: It’s an opt-in system and it’s up to you to get the message. Here’s how you can get the most from UCOPAlert.
If you haven’t yet, enroll today
- Log in to the UCOPAlert registration portal using your single sign-on username and password.
- Select “more devices” to add your home number, personal cell number or personal email. (Download a PDF of step-by-step instructions). If you want to receive text messages, be sure to add “SMS” as a device and enter your cell number, even if you’ve already listed your mobile phone.
- For instructions on prioritizing or customizing your alerts, visit the UCOPAlert site.
Save the UCOPAlert numbers
If UCOPAlert calls your home or cellphone with a voice message, the call will come from (866) 609-8026. UCOPAlert text messages will come from 246-39.
Add these numbers as contacts in your phone now. That way, if there is an emergency, your phone won’t flag these important messages as spam or suspicious activity.
If you have questions about UCOPAlert, please contact Alicia.Jensen@ucop.edu.
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