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Emergency Notification System

What is the Emergency Notification System?

The Emergency Notification System is designed to rapidly notify the campus community in the event of an emergency.  During an emergency, authorized personnel will activate the system, transmitting a  notification and instructions for community members. Community members within the vicinity of campus may also be alerted to check for an emergency notification when they hear the emergency siren sounding.

The Emergency Notification System will only be used for two reasons. The first is in the event of an emergency. The second is for periodic system testing. Once each semester, a test message will be transmitted via the mass communication system. Once per month, the emergency siren will be tested. Tests will be announced well in advance. Test messages sent through the mass notification system will be worded appropriately to ensure all recipients are aware the message is a test.

The Emergency Notification System uses multiple contact means for students, faculty, and staff, including:

  • Mobile Member App
  • University telephone numbers
  • Home telephone numbers
  • Cellular telephone numbers
  • E-mail
  • SMS text message

University-provided means of contact are automatically included in this system.  In addition, we encourage you to provide updated information for your other contact means to enhance notification ability. When logged into the Porches community portal, UD community members can visit the "UD Daily" tab to provide contact information to the emergency notification system. 

If you have any questions regarding the Emergency Notification System, please contact Melinda Warthman, Clery Compliance and Records Administrator.

Emergency Information

Call 911 from UD campus phones. Call  937-229-2121 from all other phones.

Non-campus phones and cell phones will reach the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center when dialing 911. Add 937-229-2121 to your cell phone for emergency calls to University of Dayton Public Safety.


Department of Public Safety

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2914
Public Safety