Getting ahead of severe weather, no matter the season, is important to staying informed and staying safe. Be sure to sign up for UNOAlert and learn where shelters are located across campus.
If you haven't signed up for UNO's emergency text service, UNOAlert, you can do so easily online. Already signed up? Make sure your contact information is up to date so you can receive notifications in a timely matter.
UNO uses text message capabilities to reach a broader area than other methods permit. You can also elect to receive an email of the emergency message.
These messages are sent in cases of emergencies on campus and for notifications of any weather-related closures or delays.
This service is free to the UNO community. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up.
Visit our Emergency Notifications page to get started.
A number of resources are available for distributing and receiving critical information and instructions during an emergency.
In the event of a major emergency affecting the UNO campus, the administration may use one or more of the following means to communicate with the university community:
- All-campus email
UNOAlert text message and email alerts
Emergency banner on the UNO homepage
- Overhead pages and indicator lights on campus
In the event of a tornado warning or severe high winds, the UNO campus will issue a campuswide notification so that students, faculty, and staff can quickly exit to the nearest shelter location.
Shelter locations for some of campus' most highly-trafficked campus buildings include:
|Alumni Center||Lowel level, rooms 030-032, Bootstrapper Hall (107)|
|Comm. Engagement Center||Garage|
|East Garage||North lower level (Lot T) stairwells|
|Eppley Administration Bldg.||Lower level hallways|
|H&K Bldg.||2nd lower level hallway between rooms 002-017|
|Library||First floor area by the restrooms and elevator|
|Milo Bail Student Center||
Basement of the Bookstore
First floor hallways by restrooms in southwest corner
Hallways and rooms in northwest corner
|Pacific Street Parking Garage||First floor, east wall on southern half of the garage|
|West Garage||Lower level stairwells|
A complete list of shelter locations can be found on the UNO Bad Weather page.