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TuftsAlert (emergency alert system) consists of technology and procedures to enable the university to quickly send information to the community during significant emergencies.

Update Your Contact Information

TuftsAlert is designed to notify students, faculty, and staff by sending text, voice, and email alerts with information that may be critical to your safety. But, you must provide your contact information to be included in the system.

Our crisis communications systems are powerful tools, but we cannot rely on technology alone to meet a crisis situation. In the event of an emergency, we will all still have the responsibility to help each other. It will take some time for messages to reach every person in the system. When you get an alert, follow the directions and spread the word.

Sign Up for Optional Weather Closing Alerts

Weather Emergency and Information Line

617-627-INFO (4636)

During inclement weather, members of the Tufts community may get information on campus closings on the homepage, at, through Tufts' main Facebook and Twitter accounts or by calling 617-627-INFO (4636). Information about general emergencies may also be available on the weather emergency line.

Parent Communications

Parents and families of undergraduate students are signed up to receive emergency notifications when they are enrolled to receive general communications from the University like the monthly Parent Newsletter. This typically takes place the summer before students begin their first year, but parents and families may also sign up to receive both general and emergency messages from the University at any time using our online form.

IT System Status

Visit for real-time information about the operational status of information technology systems, and to sign up for alerts about IT systems.