MIT Alert

MIT Alert is used to notify our community of the appropriate actions to take when an incident occurs that threatens life safety or causes a major disruption to Institutes operations. 

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

MIT Alert is available not only to the internal MIT community, but also to our extended community (neighbors, parents, stakeholders, etc.) 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 operations, MIT Alert messages are disseminated using all, or some, of these communication methods:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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



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Students, Faculty, and Staff 

Extended Community

If you have an issue, please email for assistance.

Local Notification Systems

MIT community members living off-campus are encouraged to sign up for their local community’s emergency 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

Privacy Notice:

MIT will only use your information to contact you in an emergency that requires you to take action. MIT will not use MIT Alert for purposes other than emergency communications and will not share your contact information.