MIT Alert

MIT Alert is used to notify our community of the appropriate actions to take when a major emergency or disruption to operations impacts MIT.  

This system uses numerous methods to inform the community of what is occurring, where it is occurring, and what actions to take to stay safe.

All current students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled and our extended community (family members, neighbors, alumni, stakeholders, etc.) can also choose to sign up as well.

How It Works

Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation that may cause an immediate threat to the life safety of the MIT community OR a major disruption to campus operations, MIT Alert messages will be disseminated using some, or all, of these communication methods:

Student, Employee, or Affiliate: Add or Delete Contact Info

All current students, employees, and affiliates with active Kerberos accounts are automatically added to the system. To access your MIT Alert profile, follow the instructions below.

Students, Employees, & Affiliates

  1. Click red button above to access Rave Alert portal
  2. Authenticate with MIT credentials (Kerberos or certificate) 
  3. Read & agree to terms of use
  4. To customize:
    1. Click the “Edit” icon to edit an existing field
    2. Click “Add” button to add a phone or email 
    3. Click the “X” button to delete a phone or an email*

*Note: the registration email cannot be modified nor deleted 

Extended Community: Sign Up, Customize, or Unsubscribe

Extended Community

To create an Extended Community member profile:

  1. Click red button above to access Smart911 portal
  2. Enter required fields  
  3. Read and check box to agree to terms of use
  4. Click “Create Account” button

To access your existing Extended Community member profile:

  1. Click red button above to access Smart911 portal
  2. Enter username and password  
  3. Click “Sign In” button


  • The Smart911 portal does not allow international phones. Please email to make arrangements for an international phone to be added to the MIT Alert system.
  • All Smart911 users will receive an email every 6 months to confirm their account is still active.

Local Notification Systems

MIT community members living off-campus are encouraged to sign up for their local community’s notification system. Some nearby communities:

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) 

WEA is a Federal system that enables certain mobile devices to receive messages alerting them of imminent threats in their area. To learn more, please review this page.  

iOS device: Settings -> Notifications -> Toggle “Government Alerts” on

Android device: Settings -> More -> Wireless and Networks -> choose “Cell Broadcasts” -> Toggle on

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To find out more about MIT Alert, please visit the FAQs page.

Privacy Notice:

MIT will only use MIT Alert for emergency and safety communications and will not share any contact information.