Next Thursday, November 6, Texas Tech University will conduct a campus-wide test of the TechAlert! Emergency Communications System.  The test will commence at 10:50am.

In the interim, before next week's test, Texas Tech faculty, staff and students are urged to update their cell phone, home phone and/or text message contact information at the website.

“The safety of our university community is our top priority,” said Ronald Phillips, university counsel and emergency management coordinator. “We test the TechAlert! system at least twice a year if it is not otherwise activated. It is vital that we have current phone, text message and email contacts for all faculty, staff and students, so our emergency communications system can get the latest information out as fast as possible.”

The TechAlert! system is used to communicate information about campus-wide class delays or cancellations and emergency information.

During weather cancellation or emergency situations, Texas Tech uses a number outlets to communicate with the community.

  • is the online Emergency Communications Center. It is used to inform the Texas Tech community about what to do in advance of, during and after an emergency.
  •       The university’s home page, Texas Tech Today, and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
  •       Informing local media to deliver emergency information
  •       Outdoor siren notification system


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