WarnMe Alert System

WarnMe is UCSF's enterprise-wide alerting and warning service for faculty, students, 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. 


  • Reports life-threatening situations 
  • Provides updates on threatening events or emergencies as they occur, including notice of evacuation or disruption of services 
  • Instructs where to receive aid in the aftermath of a disastrous event, such as an earthquake 
  • Conducts occasional drills to test and ensure the effectiveness of the system 
  • Communicates all-clear notices to certain trained members of the UCSF community (e.g., floor wardens) 

How WarnMe works 

Your UCSF–assigned email address and work phone number are automatically added to WarnMe, most often one business day after you’ve been assigned a UCSF ID.  

You can receive alerts via a personal phone, text message device, mobile app, pager, or personal email.  

  • Text messages have been shown to be the most effective form of communication during a critical event, emergency, or disaster.  
  • During an incident, you may find additional information recorded on the Campus Emergency Hotline number, (415) 502-4000 or 2-4000 from campus phones, or posted to the UCSF website and UCSF SAFE mobile application.  

Register for WarnMe 

To register your personal contact information or devices, visit WarnMe

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

WarnMe is part of the broader UCSF emergency communications system that is used to activate Emergency Operations Center (EOC) personnel, CERT, Care and Shelter teams and Emergency Communications teams.  

Contact: (415) 476-2033 | [email protected] 

The WarnMe electronic display board (EDB) project 

UCSF hosts numerous visitors daily. To help ensure that critical alerts reach people on campus who are not registered for WarnMe, EDB alerting devices are being placed in classrooms, meeting rooms and common areas.  

  • Messages displayed on these devices often mirror those sent via text message.  
  • These dedicated EDBs, which also have flashing lights and sirens to attract attention, are activated under varying conditions.