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Emergency Alerts

CatAlert is UVM's rapid emergency notification system and is implemented using the Rave Alert Mass Notification System (MNS).

CatAlert's goal is to help keep UVM's community informed and updated during emergency situations.  UVM Office of Emergency Management (UVMOEM) maintains the system which can be activated by UVM Dispatch or by UVM's Emergency Operations Group from both on and off campus.  

The University's Emergency Managers can send Unlimited "CATAlert" multi-modal messages to unlimited recipients about emergencies and disasters.


  • Rave Alert sends multi-modal messages via text, email, voice, IPAWS-OPEN, WebEOC, digital signage and more

Get Started

The University's Office of Emergency Management works to maintain a safe and secure campus and maintains the CATAlert - Campus Alerting System.



  • Current Students, Faculty, and Staff


  • A valid UVM NetID to add or change contact information


UVM's OEM provides instructions for Students and Employees to enter phone numbers for text and voice alerts.


  • No additional charge

Help and FAQs

The following reources are available for receiving support for this service.