Emergency Notification Information

UW uses a variety of resources to deliver important emergency information to the campus community.
  • UW Text Alert
    Text message alerts will be sent to users who are registered at www.getrave.com/login/uwyo. Everyone should register!

  • E-mails

  • UW Homepage Alert Bar
    In some circumstances, the UW homepage will be replaced by an emergency page, which will be updated with new information as it is relayed, including the complete directory of text messages sent and links for more information.

  • Digital Signage
    Emergency information will be displayed on campus digital signage and monitors.

  • Red Alert (Reverse 911)
    In some instances, UW may be able to make use of Red Alert, the reverse 911 service used by the Laramie Police Department.

  • Remember, when you hear outdoor warning sirens, including the outdoor warning siren on the Wyoming Union, immediately seek shelter (shelter in place) in a safe location within a building or facility.

  • Fire alarms
    Iimmediately evacuate the building and move to the designated meeting area.

  • All other alerts follow the directions given. In all instances you should get additional clarifying information by all possible means. UW Homepage, UW Text Alert, e-mail, etc.

  • More information about emergency preparedness can be found at www.uwyo.edu/ehs/emergencypreparedness.html

Emergency Terms

  • Shelter in Place: Choose an interior room or one with as few doors and windows as possible. Remain there until the danger has passed.

  • Seek Secure Shelter: Move to a lockable space, like an office or classroom, and remain there. Lock and barricade doors, turn off lights, and turn cell phones to silent or vibrate mode. Shelter under a desk or other surface to hide.

  • Evacuate: Immediately leave the building, exiting through the nearest and safest exit. If the fire alarm has not been activated, do so.