Emergency Notification System
Emergency 911 Calls
To make an emergency call using the telephone in your room, press 9-911 (you must press 9 twice). An advantage of using the telephone in your room is that your location will be automatically passed along to the 911 police dispatcher, which is not the case when using a cell phone.
Temple has multiple ways to communicate critical information in the event of an incident: TU Siren, TU Alerts and TU Advisories. Each method is designed for a specific need. TU Alert is used to communicate information regarding an incident that occurs on campus that is deemed an emergency requiring immediate action on the part of students and staff. This notification is a text message to registered cell phones and an email sent to all Temple accounts. Take a moment right now and become TU Ready.
Registering your cell phone number and other information is the first step in receiving critical information in the event of an emergency. Instructions on how to register are detailed below:
1. Log into TUportal. (http://tuportal.temple.edu)
2. Click Self-Service Banner on the left hand side under TU Applications.
3. Click Personal Information.
4. Select Addresses and Phones in the menu.
5. Review the information listed in the Phone Numbers section.
Make sure you have an entry for Mobile–Personal because TU Alert notifications will automatically be sent to that number. To change the number, click the pencil icon to display the edit window. To add a Mobile–Personal phone number, click the telephone icon. To learn more about Emergency Preparedness, please visit the TU Ready site (www.temple.edu/tuready).