What is the Emergency Notification System?

The Emergency Notification System is designed to rapidly notify the campus community in the event of an emergency.  During an emergency, authorized personnel will activate the system, transmitting a  notification and instructions for community members.

The Emergency Notification System will only be used for two reasons. The first is in the event of an emergency. The second is periodic system testing; once per semester a test message will be transmitted. Tests will be announced well in advance and worded appropriately to ensure all recipients are aware the message is a test.

The Emergency Notification System uses multiple contact means for students, faculty, and staff, including:

Mobile Member App

University telephone numbers

Home telephone numbers

Cellular telephone numbers


SMS text message

Parent's telephone numbers

University-provided contact means will automatically be included in this system.  In addition, we encourage you to provide updated information for your other contact means. Doing so will enhance our ability to contact you rapidly.  You may update your contact information at any time through the member portal.  The University of Dayton will not share contact information for your personal devices or use it for anything other than the Emergency Notification System.

If you have any questions regarding the Emergency Notification System, please contact Randy Groesbeck, Director, Administration and Security.