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While many systems may be employed during an emergency, several are of particular importance for faculty, staff and students. Please note that depending on the nature of the emergency, some systems may not be deployed. In an emergency, you would be provided instructions and told to consult the University’s website for further information.

Emergency Systems In an emergency: This is the primary source for emergency information. As new information becomes available, it will be posted at for safety alerts or for weather-related emergencies. Check it often.
SMART Text Message Students, faculty and staff with a mobile phone number in Workday are enrolled in SMART and will receive text messages.
Spartan SOS Spartan SOS is a free smartphone app that, once downloaded, seamlessly connects UT community members with the Department of Campus Safety. To learn more, watch the video. This app replaces antiquated blue light phone technology.
Desktop Alert Faculty and staff computers plugged into a wired connection and lab computers will display a message.
Voice Message
Classroom and residence hall emergency telephones will ring. Answer the phone to hear a recorded message.
Global Email A global email will be issued to faculty, staff and students regarding the emergency.
Global Voicemail A global voicemail will be issued to all faculty, staff and students regarding the emergency.
Blackboard A message will appear for all users.
Display Boards
Display boards will indicate that there is a campus emergency.
Thor Guard Lightning Warning 15-second horn blast means take cover. Three 5-second horn blasts mean all clear.
Social Media Messages will be posted on:
Facebook – The University of Tampa
X - UofTampa
Public Address Systems PA systems are utilized building-wide in all residence halls except the Barrymore Hotel.