Your safety is a top priority for NYU. One of the most important tools in an emergency, small or large, is swift communication. NYU has the capability to send blast messages via text, email, or social media to your mobile device in order to provide you with direct and timely information in case of an emergency.
All members of the NYU community are automatically enrolled in NYU Alert when beginning their academic or professional career at NYU. It is important to keep your emergency contact information updated as you travel or get new contact information. Please follow the instructions below to keep your contact information updated.
Anyone participating in an NYU-Sponsored program including visitors to campus, program participants and parents of program participants now has the ability to opt-in to NYU Alert, the University’s Emergency Notification System, to receive alerts from NYU’s Department of Public Safety on their cell phones. Emergency Notifications include information on emergency or dangerous situations involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students on campus. (Please note that if you or your child have an active NYU ID card you've already been included in this service.)
There are three options on how to opt-in to NYU Alert:
1. To enroll for 24 hours: Text NYUALERT1 to 67283
2. To enroll for 1 week: Text NYUALERT7 to 67283
3. To enroll for 6 months: Text NYUCOMMUNITY to 67283
Enrollees will receive a notice when their opt-in expires along with instructions on how to re-enroll. Standard text messaging rates apply. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We urge you to update your cell phone number by:
If you are an employee at the New York, Shanghai, or Abu Dhabi campuses, or an employee at a global academic center, we urge you to update your cell phone number by:
NOTE: You must select 'mobile' as the Phone Device type in order to receive SMS (text) messages on your phone.
If you are an Affiliate of the University or manage people who are Affiliates, please click here for a knowledge link that will help you update your or your affiliates' contact information.
The University will conduct one test per semester; otherwise, the system will only be used in emergency situations. Other key sources of campus-wide emergency information include www.nyu.edu/alert, the NYU Information Hotline at 212-998-1220, uniformed Public Safety Officers, and your email inbox.