Emergency text-messaging service (Z-Alert)

Students, parents, faculty and staff can sign up for UA's free Z-Alert text-messaging service.

Text messages will be sent when campus closes or when a situation arises that immediately affects safety.


To subscribe

UA's text-messaging is handled by a service called e2Campus.

Sign up for Z-Alert (login required)

Important! Once you sign up, you'll immediately receive a text from "795-16." Reply to that message and your registration will be confirmed. You must reply to finish the subscription process! The message will refer to a company called Omnilert.

Students are able to enroll parents and others in UA's Z-Alert text-messaging service.

The student will need to log-in using his or her UANet ID and password. Once logged in, select the Services tab, then under the student's cell phone number, another number can be added.

Login to Z-Alert

Important! Students: Once you sign up an additional number, the phone associated with that number will immediately receive a text from "795-16." Reply to that message and the registration will be confirmed. The subscription process is not completed until the reply is sent! The message will make reference to a company called Omnilert.

The University is not charging for the Z-Alert service; however, carrier charges may apply.

Even with Z-Alert, the University will continue to relay safety information via e-mail, the Web and other means.


To unsubscribe

Users may unsubscribe at any time. The easiest way is to reply "stop" to the next text alert that you receive from us. Or log-in, select the Services tab and next to your cell number, select Make Inactive. 


Periodic tests

The University will periodically test the Z-Alert system to assure that it is working properly. We will announce the tests ahead of time by sending an e-mail to students, faculty and staff. The test Z-Alert message will clearly state that we are conducting a test.


Contact us:

Have a question? Contact us at safety@uakron.edu.