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The Emergency Operations Team will announce closings and other weather-related communications via this section of the University's website, global emails, text messaging and voicemail messages.

The University offers a free emergency text messaging service to students, faculty and staff. This service will only be used in campus emergency situations. Details and frequently asked questions can be found at  Spartan Mobile Alert (SMART)

The UT website is hosted at a remote location and will remain available in the event of a UT campus emergency. Information can be obtained by visiting the website or by calling UT’s toll-free number 1-888-646-2738. Please remember to use these important resources for updated information.

Emergency Operations Plan


The Emergency Operations Team's highest priority is the safety and security of the UT community.

Emergency Operations



Does The University of Tampa have a hurricane plan? Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Hurricane FAQ

Current Conditions

Current Conditions

View real-time webcams and the Thor Guard lightning warning system.

Live Weather

Weather Evacuation

For those students unable to find protected shelter with friends/relatives or other safe locations.

Evacuation Shelter Plan

Student Checklist

Student Checklist

Be prepared for severe weather, stay informed and sign out with your RA if you leave campus.

Student Checklist

Evacuation Procedures

How to evacuate during weather or non-weather related crises, such as fire or dangerous situations.

General Evacuation
Storm Ready

The National Weather Service certified UT as a StormReady community. UT is one of 217 colleges and universities around the country that have put special operations in place to monitor and react to severe weather conditions, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and storms.

— UT is a StormReady community.