MIT Alert is used to notify our community of the appropriate actions to take when a major emergency or dangerous situation 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 operations, MIT Alert messages will be disseminated using some, or all, of these communication methods:
- Text messages (SMS)
- Voice messages (text-to-speech)
- Emergency webpage: http://emergency.mit.net
- Twitter: @MITAlert; @MITPolice; and @MITprepared
- Facebook: MIT Alert; and MIT Emergency Management
- MIT home page banner
- Numerous digital signage displays on campus
- MIT Police vehicle loud speaker
- Word of mouth
Customize or Remove Contact Methods
Click button to be taken to the vendor portal where you can access your profile.
- Enter Kerberos credentials or use Certificate
- Enter “MIT Alert” into the site search bar
- To Customize a field : click the “Add” button or the edit symbol
- To Remove a field: click the “X” button
Sign Up, Customize or Unsubscribe
Click button to be taken to the vendor portal where you can create or access your profile.
International users: please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the MIT Alert system.
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:
- Cambridge Alert Network
- Somerville Alerts
- Alert Brookline
- Medford Alert
- Everett Alert Center
- Massachusetts Alerts
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.
MIT will only use MIT Alert for emergency and safety communications and will not share any contact information.