In the event of a campus-wide emergency, Union College has a comprehensive communication system—Union Alert—in place to send emergency text messages to faculty, staff, and students. This system will only be used for emergency communications.  

Getting Information 

During an emergency, Union Alert will distribute information to the campus community via:

  • Text messages–Union Alert text messages to registered users
  • Audio–Tornado siren and PA system
  • People–Resident assistants and area coordinators

Download the complete Union College crisis manual.

Weather closings

In the event of a snow day or other weather-related closing, information will be posted on the Union College homepage and communicated via text message. 

On Campus Emergencies: Who and When to Call

Preset Test Alert Messages

Bodily fluids and blood-borne pathogens

Bomb threat



Hazardous material

Sexual assault or rape

Potential threat to campus from dangerous individual



Utility failure 

Work related injury or illness

Hospitals and urgent care facilities 

Unwanted visitors or suspicious activity

Building safety and evacuation information

Emergency communication procedures