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Emergency alert system providing critical safety information to the Tufts community.

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  • Receive timely text, voice, and email alerts with information that may be critical to your safety. For alerts to be effective, you should always keep your contact information up-to-date in TuftsAlert.
  • Get immediate emergency notifications on your computer’s desktop by installing Alertus Desktop alert software.
  • Sign up for opt-in alerts for Tufts campuses other than your primary campus, and to get a text notification in the event of a weather-related closing. Visit emergency.tufts.edu/alerts/opt-in for more information and to sign up.
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Please note that desktop alerts are only available for Windows and Mac

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Confirm your information to receive alerts via text and voice

In the event of an emergency, it is vital that your contact information is accurate. Visit emergency.tufts.edu/alertupdate to confirm or update your contact information. The most important point of contact you can provide is a text-enabled mobile number. Alerts will be sent to your Tufts email address by default.

Install Alertus Desktop alert software

On a Tufts-owned computer

Use the Ivanti Software Portal on your Tufts computer, or submit a request to Tufts Technology Services (617-627-3376) for assistance with installation of the Alertus Desktop alert software. Alertus is available on all classroom and lab computers.

On a personal computer

Download Alertus Desktop alert software for Windows or Mac from the Tufts Office of Emergency Management.

Learn More

Desktop Alert Documentation