Emergency Notifications are sent via several methods to warn the University community of imminent threats or disruptions to campus services, such as class cancellations. Alerts are only sent when there is a potential threat to safety or a major disruption to campus services, and for monthly tests.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register their mobile phone number to receive texts. Additional email addresses and phone numbers can be added following the instructions in the Account Management section.
All @clemson.edu email addresses automatically receive CU Safe Alerts. You can easily add additional or family members’ email addresses through your account by following the instructions in the Account Management section.
Clemson University students and employees receive reminders to validate their primary cell phone number to receive CU Safe Alerts on my.Clemson.
You can easily add additional or family members’ cell phone numbers by following the instructions in the Account Management section.
Clemson University students are encouraged to download Alertus Desktop on their Mac or Windows computer to receive desktop popups for emergency alerts.
Members of the community can view many CU Safe Alerts on Clemson Safety sites. Follow us @ClemsonSafety on Facebook and Twitter to receive alerts and regular safety tips and information.
Members of the community can view CU Safe Alerts on the Alerts.clemson.edu page with the most recent messages at the top of the page.
Clemson’s Main Campus has sirens to warn individuals who are outside of certain imminent threats to the University community. When the sirens sound, you should:
- Follow the announced instructions.
- If the audible announcement cannot be understood, check your cell phone and/or email for a CU Safe Alert and follow the instructions.
CU Safe Alert and Siren tests
CU Safe Alerts via email, text messages, desktop alerts, social media and the website are tested monthly.
Clemson University and Duke Energy warning sirens are tested during the first month of each calendar quarter (January, April, July and October).
To validate your primary cell number for alerts:
- Clemson University employees and students receive periodic reminders to update their cell phone number on my.Clemson.
- To check your primary number at any time, visit my.Clemson, got to My Profile, click on Phone Numbers, and view and/or update the Cell Phone number listed.
To Add or Update Additional Cell Phone Numbers and Email Addresses:
Follow the instructions on Clemson's CU Safe Alerts page.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can receive CU Safe Alerts?
Students, faculty and staff with a Clemson University ID for computing have their @clemson.edu email address automatically enrolled to receive CU Safe Alerts. Additional email addresses and phone numbers can be added following the instructions on Clemson's CU Safe Alerts page.
- How do I sign up for CU Safe Alert text messages?
Clemson University employees and students receive periodic reminders to update their cell phone number on my.Clemson.
To check your primary number at any time, visit my.Clemson, got to My Profile, click on Phone Numbers, and view and/or update the Cell Phone number listed.
- How do I add additional phone numbers or email addresses?
- I am a family member of a Clemson University Student, how can I receive alerts?
Your student can easily add your cell phone number(s) to receive CU Safe Alerts by following the instructions on Clemson's CU Safe Alerts page.
- I am not a Clemson University student or employee. How can I view alerts?
Community Members can view CU Safe Alerts on the Alerts.clemson.edu page, or on Clemson Safety’s social media accounts @ClemsonSafety on Facebook and Twitter.
- Why should I add my cell phone number to receive alerts?
Emergencies can occur with little to no warning. When seconds matter, receiving CU Safe Alerts via text messaging is often the fastest way to receive potentially life-saving notifications.
Alerts are only sent when there is a potential threat to safety or a major disruption to campus services, and for monthly tests.
- Will my cell phone number be kept confidential?
Yes. Numbers entered into CU Safe Alerts are only used for emergencies and tests, they are never shared or sold.
- Can I opt-out of receiving alerts via my @clemson.edu email?
You can opt-in or out of receiving alerts via text message, but can’t opt-out of email. This is the University’s way to ensure that all members of our community can receive timely warnings in emergencies.
- How do I learn about safety situations that may affect me at locations other than main campus?
Receiving emergency alerts for where you live, work and visit is important to protecting your safety.
Visit your county’s Emergency Management website for information on how to sign up for local Emergency Alert Systems.
Consider purchasing NOAA Weather Radios for your home and work. These radios broadcast official weather warnings, watches, and forecasts, along with certain non-weather emergencies.
- Who can I contact with more questions about CU Safe alerts?
Call Emergency Management at 864-656-9933.