BRRR ... Winter Weather Brings Reminder to Update TechAlert Information

Make sure you get the message if classes are delayed or cancelled this semester.

A test of the TechAlert! emergency communications system and campus sirens will be conducted at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The TechAlert! emergency communications system is tested twice each year. Check your information and Get the Message!

It may be sunny and warm during your lunch hour today, but according to the National Weather Service, an arctic front is expected to plunge into the region late this afternoon and this evening bringing sharply colder temperatures and gusty northerly winds. Track local conditions here.

A new semester means it’s time to review two primary mechanisms by which we communicate important safety and emergency updates with the university community.

First is the online Emergency Communications Center, a public Web site that provides safety tips along with important updates. Second is TechAlert!, an externally hosted service through which we can send critical information and updates via voice, text and e-mail. These systems allow us to communicate quickly, but also provide redundancy in case of delay with one particular aspect of the system.

Your eRaider e-mail account is automatically enrolled in TechAlert!, but be sure to update cell phone, home phone or text message information at Up to four telephone numbers can be registered.

You can also find updates on the main university home page in addition to our social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter.

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Sign up for Emergency Alerts!

Texas Tech University has implemented TechAlert!, an Emergency Alert Notification System to communicate important alerts and emergency response information to students, faculty and staff.

To make sure you receive emergency alerts, update your contact information at

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