Emergency Communications


RazALERT (pronounced raise-alert) is the primary emergency and inclement weather notification system for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Arkansas. RazALERT messages are sent automatically to all campus landlines and email addresses, and to personal cell phones when that information has been provided to the university in UAConnect and/or Workday.

RazALERT emergency messages are issued if immediate attention is required of the campus community due to a dangerous situation currently occurring on campus or imminently threatening the health or safety of the campus community. This includes tornado warnings when campus is in the trajectory of a tornado.

WxALERT notifications are the most common messages sent through the RazALERT system. These are sent when snow, ice, or heavy rain forces the university to cancel or postpone classes and close or delay business operations.

There is no need to sign up to receive RazALERT or WxALERT notifications. However, if you aren’t receiving these notifications, please check to make sure your cell phone is listed correctly either in UAConnect or Workday. Learn more about how and where to check your contact info on our RazALERT Preferences and Contact Information page.

Safety Warnings

Safety Warnings are issued when crimes have occurred on or near campus and are considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community, but do not necessarily require immediate action. Safety Warnings (defined as “timely warnings” by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act) include the time, location, type of crime, and available description of the suspect(s), if available, and contain any information needed to allow people to protect themselves, if necessary. Safety Warnings, like RazALERT notifications, are automatically sent to all campus phones, email addresses and available personal cell phone numbers.

Campus Notifications

Campus Notifications are issued to notify the campus community of recent or current situations that don’t rise to the level of a RazALERT or Safety Warning because they are isolated, non-criminal, and do not present an ongoing or continuing threat to the safety of campus. Examples might include a flu outbreak, limited gas leak or contained chemical spill.

Campus Notifications are sent to campus email addresses.


SafeZone is a free phone app that turns a cell phone into a personal safety device.

  • The app can also be used for Check-in/Check-Out Timer - Walking Alone?  Working out or studying late?  Share your position with UAPD for your personal safety.

  • The app connects you directly to the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD) when there is an emergency on campus, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Once you activate the app on your phone and request help, your location will be shown on a map for police officers to provide assistance. 

  • SafeZone only shares your location when you ask for help or check-in.  The app requires certain permissions to run, such as Location Sharing and Notifications.  To find out more or to see a complete list of FAQs, visit SafeZone FAQs