Register for Alerts

All students, faculty and staff should register to receive text messages

During an emergency, the University may send a text message to your mobile phone.
Every incident is unique; therefore, different communication media will be activated based on their reach, effectiveness, and location. Text messages will only be used if a situation exists that poses an immediate risk to life and safety and requires persons to change their behavior (i.e. seek shelter, evacuate, etc.).

To sign up to receive texts:

  • Go to¬†and login. You will be presented with a series of screens to update your information.
  • Do not skip these messages.
  • Complete all applicable fields and ensure your information is correct.

For questions about entering your information on VIP, please contact the UTS Help Desk at (803) 777-1800, M-F, 8a – 6p.

*Please note that the University will only send text messages in the event of a true emergency. For other safety-related information, monitor this site and follow Carolina Alert on Facebook and Twitter.