STAR Alert Emergency Notification 

Star Alert, a free Rochester Community and Technical College/University Center Rochester emergency notification system, makes it possible for students and employees to receive notice – by cell phone and/or e-mail – of campus-related emergencies that threaten life safety or severely impact campus operations. 

To register, fill in your cell phone number(s) and/or your personal e-mail address(es).  You may also provide additional numbers and/or addresses if you would want significant others to be aware of the situation.  When you register you will receive a confirming message.  If you ever want to cancel the service, simply follow the same process and remove your data.

Staying informed and safe

In an emergency, Star Alert will send a text message to the cell number(s) and/or e-mail address(es) you provide.  Notifications identified as “Star Alert” messages will note the nature of the emergency, what action, if any, you are to take, and where to find more information.  Star Alert also will let you know if campus is closed or if classes are delayed or canceled.


UCR Emergency Notification System

University Center Rochester’s emergency notification system is designed to provide instant mobile, audible, and voice notifications to students, faculty and staff of emergency closures or imminently dangerous conditions. Notification of said events may be announced by the following methods:

  • Internal Public Address System
  • External Siren
  • Text message alerts (STAR ALERT)
  • Emails and on-campus voicemails
  • Broadcast alerts on local television and radio stations
  • Emergency announcements posted on
  • Fliers posted at facility entryways
  • Campus Security officers