UMD Alert

UMD Alert

The University of Maryland Police Department is asking College Park residents to register to receive relevant updates at the following address, especially during emergency situations that may occur on UMD’s campus:

This link only applies to those residents who not affiliated with the University.

The UMD Alert system is the channel the UMD Police use to provide critical information and instructions, as needed.

Since 2007, any person affiliated with the University of Maryland has been able to subscribe to UMD Alerts. The large number of subscribers, approximately 160,000, have impeded the system at times and delayed the delivery time of messages to those who need it most—our current students, faculty and staff. The registration system for residents will help improve the alert system.

All registered students and employees with active UIDs will remain in the system and no action is required to remain subscribed to UMD Alerts. If you are a current student or employee and need to change or update your contact information for the alert notifications, please log in to UMD Alerts (

In an effort to improve the speed of notification to the campus community, effective today, the UMD Alerts text and email messaging system will only send updates to current students, faculty and staff.

If you are not a current student, faculty or staff member, we welcome you to follow us on Twitter (@UMPD), Facebook (University of Maryland Department of Public Safety) or subscribe to the UMPD news site (

Notifications will be posted to the news site and social media when UMD Alerts are issued. Instructions on how to subscribe to UMPD News are available at