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REGISTER for emergency text messages

All students, faculty and staff should register to receive text messages

During an emergency, the University may send a text message to your mobile phone.
Every incident is unique; therefore, different communication media will be activated based on their reach, effectiveness, and location. Text messages will only be used if a situation exists that poses an immediate risk to life safety and requires persons to change their behavior (i.e. seek shelter, evacuate, etc.).

To sign up to receive texts:

  • Go to and login. You will be presented with a series of screens to update your information.

  • Do not skip these messages.

  • Complete all applicable fields and ensure your information is correct.

For more information about the Carolina Alert system and other emergency procedures, please visit For questions about entering your information on VIP, please contact the UTS Help Desk at (803) 777-1800, M-F, 8a - 6p.

*Please note that the University will only send text messages in the event of a true emergency. For other safety-related information, monitor this site and follow Carolina Alert on Facebook and Twitter.

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