UVic Alerts

Stay Safe: Get the UVic SafetyApp

The new UVic SafetyApp is now live!

  • The UVic SafetyApp is a new way to receive emergency notifications from the university on your mobile phone.
  • Find important safety information, contacts, maps and procedures—all in one place!
  • It’s free to download at the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • In your app settings, make sure you allow notifications to be “enabled” in order to receive emergency notifications via the app.

UVic Alerts

UVic Alerts is a notification system that allows us to quickly and efficiently contact you with important information during a disruptive event.

UVic Alerts uses these communication tools to notify you:

  • UVic SafetyApp
  • email
  • text
  • VoIP messages to desk phones
  • digital signage
  • social media
  • mobile text messaging
  • uvic.ca website.


The UVic Alerts System is tested twice a year. Thank you for your patience and cooperation – testing is essential to ensure UVic can provide an effective notification system. During tests the voicemail message to office and classroom VoIP phones will be broadcast for up to 15 minutes. You can stop the broadcast by lifting the handset.

It is important to note that the alerts system, or any of its components, can experience service interruptions beyond our control. This type of service disruption, while rare, could render part or all of the notification system unable to send timely messaging via all communications channels.

Register your mobile phone to receive text messages

Visit uvic.ca/personal-profile. If you are not already signed in to UVic My page, you will need to log in with your NetLink ID and password.

Add a mobile phone number to your personal and account profile if you wish to receive text messages on your mobile phone.

Without current contact information, UVic will not be able to reach you with important information and instructions during disrupting events.

For more information, please contact the Manager of Emergency Planning, at 250-721-6355.