Published: April 5, 2019
Person using mobile phone.

The CU Boulder Police Department will be conducting the spring semester CU Boulder Alerts test just before noon on Wednesday, April 10. The test is required by a federal law known as the Clery Act and will test our ability to send text messages, emails, social media posts, computer desktop alerts and website announcements during an emergency.

Before the test, all students, faculty and staff should check their account to make sure their information is up to date. See below for instructions.

Active CU Boulder student email addresses ( are automatically registered to receive emails through the CU Boulder Alerts system, and the university encourages students to add mobile phone numbers in order to receive text notifications, as well.

Faculty, staff or affiliates of the CU Boulder community with an (or or email address are also added automatically. Faculty and staff who have phone numbers listed in the “Cellular” and “Cellular 2” fields in your account will receive text notifications, as well.

Employees who work on campus (such as construction or dining contractors) who are not students, faculty or staff and do not have one of the email domains listed above can work with the CU Boulder Alert administrator to ensure they are in the alert database. Please contact the IT Support Center for further assistance by emailing or call 303-735-HELP.

Additional information on the CU Boulder Alerts system is available at

Get details on how to sign up for alert systems in the city of Boulder and other local jurisdictions.

During an emergency that affects the campus, critical updates, additional details and any necessary instructions regarding the nature of the emergency will be posted on, campus social media sites and the campus Emergency Information Line at 303-492-4636 (303-492-INFO).

The university’s primary Twitter channels during emergencies are @CUBoulder@CUBoulderPolice and @CUBoulderAlerts.

After Wednesday’s test, any user who expected to receive an alert and didn’t, or who needs help signing up for the system, should call the IT Service Center at 303-735-HELP or email