Sign Up for UBC ALERT

UBC ALERT provides emergency messages on the UBC Okanagan campus homepage (, Twitter (@ubcokanagan), and campus digital signs.

Emergency notifications are also available via text message. To receive emergency text messages on your cell phone, click on the appropriate link below to enter your cell phone number in UBC’s record management system.

Cell phone numbers collected are used solely for emergency purposes and are stored in accordance with University privacy standards. Testing of the UBC ALERT system takes place twice annually, in January and September.

Please note: it takes 24 hours for your information to be integrated into UBC ALERT. You will not receive messages until 24 hours after you sign up for the service.


  1. Log into the UBC Student Service Centre.
  2. Add your cell phone number to “Address Update”.

Faculty and Staff

Including a cellphone number in your Workday contact information will enable us to send you text message alerts in the event of an emergency.

You can review and edit your contact information by logging into Workday, and can find information about how to do this within the Workday Knowledge base.

If you encounter problems when using Workday you can request support through Service Now.