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TuftsAlert System

In Case of Emergency...

In an emergency the university will attempt to communicate with the community through a variety of methods. Use of the latest available technology provides us with several ways to reach community members through public postings, information hotlines, and an emergency alert system integrating telephone, text messaging and email.

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.


TuftsAlert consists of the Rave Alert emergency notification system, capable of quickly sending text, voice and email messages to enrolled students, faculty, and staff.

TuftsAlert also makes it easy for you to maintain your emergency contact information; however, you must provide your contact information to be included in the system. Visit for more information and to review the Emergency Notification Policy.

Weather Emergency and Information Line (617-627-INFO)

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.