Omnilert: Campus Alerts

Sign up for the UWS Omnilert and receive real-time text messages and/or emails in the event campus-related incidents including  weather-related notifications, fire drills, unexpected water shut-down or dangerous situations. As a safety precaution, we urge students, faculty, staff and the UWS campus community to sign up to ensure this important information is delivered to you by cell phone text or email. There is no charge for signing up; however your cell phone carrier’s standard text messaging rates still apply.

A confirmation text message will be sent to the enrollee’s cell phone when sign up is completed. The system will ask the enrollee to submit a four-digit code via computer to complete the verification.

Sign Up or Re-Subscribe for Alerts

Are you a new user looking to create an account for the first time? Or are you a returning user trying to re-subscribe? You can do both on the Omnilert subscriber portal.

Unsubscribe from Alerts

Users need to re-subscribe every two years to continue getting Omnilerts. If you’re still a student, faculty or staff member, we do not advise unsubscribing, but if you are no longer a student, faculty or staff member and you wish to unsubscribe from alerts at any time, please contact Sean Spellecy.

Campus Closings

Employees and students are urged to listen to their radios or check the UWS website on mornings when weather or other conditions are hazardous. Local radio and television stations begin announcing closures/late openings at 6:30 a.m. Campus closings are also announced through Omnilerts, social media and on the UWS website.

If a late opening is announced, UWS employees and students are expected to report for work or classes at the announced time. Even though the campus may be open, each person is responsible for deciding if weather conditions at their residence or on the route to UWS make it unsafe to travel to campus. See Policy 3020 – Closing due to Inclement Weather or Emergency.

Impact of Campus Closings on Exams

If exams are scheduled when the university is closed, exams will be rescheduled. If the university opens late and exams are scheduled to begin during the period the university is closed, only those exams during this period will be rescheduled. All other exams will take place as scheduled.