University of Connecticut

Emergency Closing

The University of Connecticut has a University Alert Notification System which provides a number of ways in which the University may contact the community in the event of an emergency. There are several components of the University Alert Notification System including website alerts, email, and text messages. For a complete understanding of this system please visit The text message alert service for university-wide messaging is available to the UConn community and you can register you cell phone at the registration link. Log in using your NetID and password, and then enter your cell number and provider.


The University of Connecticut Stamford campus uses the following means to communicate to the Stamford campus community about campus closings, delays or cancellations:

UConn Stamford Campus Text Messaging System

Students, faculty & staff of the Stamford campus can sign up to receive text messages sent to your cell phone for campus closings and weather-related delays and cancellations. The UConn Stamford Campus Text Messaging System is free of charge, but your cell phone plan’s normal text message rates will apply. This service is for Stamford campus only and does not apply to any other regional campus or the Storrs campus.

For instructions on how to sign up for this service please contact Jeff DeWitt, Associate Campus Director, at (203) 251-8405 or

The UConn Stamford Campus Text Messaging System is NOT a replacement for the University Alert Notification System*.  The University Alert Notification System is a comprehensive University wide system that will alert faculty, staff, students, and the community of any and all emergencies at the University of Connecticut.

UConn Stamford Website Postings

All Stamford campus closings and weather-related delays and cancellations will be posted on the home page of the UConn Stamford campus website:

Emergency Line

The Stamford Campus emergency closing information line is (203) 251-8524. This line can also be accessed via the UConn Stamford Campus information line: (203) 251-8400.

Email Announcements

Students will receive email notifications through their Google Apps account. (See Google Apps @ UConn for more information)

Faculty and Staff will receive email through their UConn Exchange accounts (Outlook Web Access)


UConn-Avery Point: (860) 405-9000/9020

Greater Hartford: (860) 570-9327

School of Law: (860) 570-5145

UConn-Torrington: (860) 626-6808

UConn Health Center: Go to the website

UConn-Waterbury: (203) 236-9800

EMPLOYEES: For information about Emergency Closing Policy & Procedures, please see the Human Resources Emergency Closing Information website.