Emergency Information

Current time: August 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

June 17, 2015 6:05 pm by rrw1961

The university is observing normal operating hours. Visit the university’s holiday calendar for dates of scheduled campus closings.

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About this site

This website is your resource for up-to-date information about campus alerts, closures and openings during emergencies or unfavorable weather situations. The updates from this site are available via telephone by calling the university’s general information number at 512-232-9999.

As a situation progresses, updates will also be available through local news media, the university’s home page, group e-mails and text messages. If you have changed carriers, please update your account. In the event of an emergency, the university community may also receive communications via office voicemail, the siren system, UTPD patrol car announcements, fire-panel systems and flat-screen televisions in residence halls and public gathering places.

To learn more about how to prepare for an emergency, visit the Emergency Preparedness website and read the university’s emergency procedures or emergency plans.

Important Numbers

Also see local, state, and federal links

Text Message Alerts

You can sign up for campus text alerts to get emergency text messages delivered to your mobile device.

University Power Status

Should an unplanned power outage occur, the online University Power Status system will display the details (buildings affected, expected duration, etc.).

Decision Process for Weather Delays and Closures

Ever wonder who decides when the university delays start because of weather? How does the decision get made? For answers to some frequently asked questions about weather decisions see the Decision Process for Weather Alerts (PDF; requires the free Adobe® Reader® or compatible software).

University Meteorologist Troy Kimmel’s Weather Updates