Emergency Notification

WarnMe is UCSF's enterprise-wide alerting and warning service for faculty, learners, staff, and affiliates with official UCSF IDs. 

The alert system is activated when there is an immediate threat to safety or health affecting all or part of the UCSF community, including: 

  • Life-safety situations;
  • Providing updates on events or emergencies as they occur, such as evacuation notice, disruption of services, or similar;
  • Instructing where to receive aid in the aftermath of an event like an earthquake;
  • Occasional drills, conducted to test and ensure the effectiveness of the system;
  • All-clear notices for certain trained members of the UCSF community (i.e., floor wardens). 

Your UCSF-assigned email address and assigned work phone number is autmoatically added to WarnMe, generally one business day after being assgigned a UCSF ID. 

You can also receive alerts via a personal phone, text message device, mobile app, pager or personal email. Contact information is confidential and never shared. Text messages have been shown to be the most effective during a critical event, emergency or disaster scenario. 

WarnMe is part of the broader UCSF emergency communications system, used to activate EOC (Emergency Operations Center) personnel, CERT, Care and Shelter and Emergency Communications teams. During an incident, additional information may be recorded on the Campus Emergency Hotline number, (415) 502-4000 (or 2-4000 in house/on campus), or posted to the UCSF website and UCSF SAFE mobile application. 

To register your personal contact information or devices, visithttp://warnme.ucsf.edu/

Information is strictly confidential and will not be sold or shared with any other public or private entity. 

For inquiries:

UCSF Safe - mobile application

UCSF app for faculty, staff, and students to get emergency information, news, and instructions in a singular platform.  Supports WarnMe messages and emergency tweets @ucsf_police.  Can be found in iTunes and Android stores.  Click on the link below:

UCSF Safe website


WarnMe Electronic Display Board (EDB) Project

Electronic Display BoardOn a daily basis UCSF hosts numerous visitors. To supplement the main WarnMe notification system - with the goal of notifying the broader community - alerting devices are being placed in classrooms, meeting rooms and common areas. These dedicated devices are used to alert the community of life threatening or safety-related events, and activated under varying conditions. 

Messages displayed on the devices often mirror those sent via text message. The devices also have flashing lights and a siren which can be activated to draw attention to a notification.