Emergency Preparedness Resources

Emergency Management provides a variety of support to ensure UTSA campuses are prepared in the event of an emergency. Explore the categories below to learn more.

In the event of an emergency, information is shared on UTSA Today and the university's official social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Additionally, the university uses a variety of methods to notify the campus community and guests of a developing situation or emergency. Risk and Emergency Management coordinates the emergency notification system and the Giant Voice outdoor/indoor mass notification system. These technologies allow students, faculty and staff to receive life safety and security messages at any of the university's campuses or via their mobile or landline devices. Learn more about the various ways our campus community and guests remain informed.

»      Campus Community and Campus Visitors and Guests Notifications

The LiveSafe app allows students, faculty, staff and visitors to quickly and easily report a concern or access safety services, such as connecting with the UTSA Police Department or activating the Safewalk feature. Watch our video to learn more.

Download LiveSafe

  1. Download “LiveSafe” from Google Play or the App Store. 
  2. Register with your phone number.
  3. Select “The University of Texas at San Antonio” as your school.

When disaster strikes a community and disrupts normal activities where you live, work or attend school what will you do? Protect yourself and others during a disaster event by creating a personal preparedness plan and learning more about how to keep yourself safe during an emergency. 

If you are on campus when severe weather occurs or tornado warning are issued, look for the red "Severe Weather Shelter" signs. Use good independent judgment in regard to your immediate safety and act quickly and appropriately.

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  • Seek an interior room with no windows or glass walls on the lowest level of a building. Rooms without an exterior wall are preferred. Avoid auditoriums or rooms with high or vaulted ceilings.
  • If possible, find an interior restroom or exit stairwell to take refuge during severe weather, although some classrooms, conference rooms, meeting spaces, or hallways may also work well.
  • Heed the weather warnings provided by the National Weather Service and/or the university. Listen to local news stations or monitor weather radar.
  • Act quickly, warn others around you and remain in a safe place until conditions improve.

UTSA continues to evaluate areas that may be designated as a severe weather shelter. Please use good, independent judgment regarding your safety if a severe weather shelter is not located near you, and follow the general rules stated above. For questions about shelters, email us.

The university uses an automated alerts system to provide notifications to students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. Detailed information and updates are posted on UTSA Today and the official university social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Students, Faculty and Staff

Students and current employees can sign up quickly and easily through MyUTSA Account by selecting "UTSA Alerts" under the "Personal Information" tab.

To receive emergency updates by text, email or voice message, log in to MyUTSA Account and sign up for “UTSA Alerts” under the personal information tab. Once registered, you will receive a call, text message or email in the event of a campus emergency.

Guest and Visitor Alerts

University guests can temporarily opt in to receive UTSA Alerts during events, camps and other activities. Emergency updates will be provided by text.

To sign up for temporary alerts, text  UTSAGuest to  226787. You will receive a confirmation and welcome text. Registration for guest alerts expire after sixty days, or you can reply “ STOP UTSAGuest” to cancel.

Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 226787 to cancel messages. For additional support, text INFO or HELP to 226787 at any time. For full terms and conditions, visit https://getrave.com/help/Terms.action.