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:
- Text messages
- Voice messages
- MIT emergency website: http://emergency.mit.net
- Facebook: MIT Alert; and MIT Emergency Management
- Twitter: @MITAlert; @MITPolice; and @MITprepared
- MIT home page banner
- Various digital signage boards on campus
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
To find out more about MIT Alert, please visit the FAQs page.
Sign Up or Unsubscribe
If you have an issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- 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
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.