Review and update your information every fall!

Yale ALERT can reach students, faculty, staff and members of the New Haven community, with time-sensitive information during unforeseen events or emergencies using voice, email, and/or text messaging. The University will use emergency contact numbers that have been registered with Yale. The Yale ALERT system and all methods of emergency communications are tested community-wide three times per year.

  • Save the Yale ALERT number (203-432-5830) as a contact and pay immediate attention to all notifications.

Undergraduate Students

The number used will be the emergency contact telephone number entered during the class registration process via the Student Information System (SIS). Students may update this information by logging into Yale Hub and follow the instructions* below.

Graduate and Professional School Students

The number used will be the emergency contact telephone number entered into the student profile via the SIS. Students may update this information by logging into Yale Hub and following the instructions below.


  1. Access the Yale Hub by entering your NetID and password.
  2. Click on “Personal Data”. Under Emergency Contacts, click on “New Contact.”
  3. On the Update Emergency Contacts screen, go to the Relationship field and select “Self.” Enter your name in the First Name and Last Name fields.
  4. Go to the Phone Type field and select “Cell.” Enter the Area Code and Phone Number fields without dashes or spaces.
  5. Press the “Submit Changes” button at the bottom of the screen to save your information.


Parents are encouraged to provide their emergency contact information. To sign up, students must add their parents’ contact information through the Yale Hub.

Faculty and Staff

Yale ALERT contact information is drawn from Workday. To enter / update your contact information for the Yale ALERT Emergency Notification system, please log into Workday by following these steps:

  1. Visit the the It’s Your Yale website and at the top of the screen click Workday.
  2. Once logged into Workday, at the top left of the screen, click Menu and select Personal Information.
  3. Under Change, click Contact Information.
  4. At the top left of the screen press Edit.
  5. This screen will allow you to add, remove, or change any home or work contact information you have.
  6. To edit contact information already added. Click the Pencil icon to the right of the information you’re changing.
  7. Once complete, click the Check icon to the right to add or update the information in that field.
  8. Once all your information is submitted. Click Submit at the bottom left of the screen to complete the process.
  9. Log out of Workday when you have completed your actions.
  10. It will be 24 hours before the changes are made in the Yale Alert system.

Here is a direct link to the “Update Your Contact Information” video, in the “Getting Started” section, that demonstrates how to update your own contact information

Also, The HELP link, found under your name at the upper right, takes you to the Workday Training Materials.

If you have any questions, or need assistance email oem@yale.edu

Extended community

Local businesses, contractors, visitors, neighbors, spouses, and other members of the New Haven community may sign up to receive emergency alerts and other important University information by creating an account in our emergency mass notification system. This system enables us to provide you with the same critical information provided to our employees and students, quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, building evacuations, police activity, and other campus emergencies.

You can choose how you want to receive emergency messages such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, and/or text messages. Simply Sign Up for Yale ALERT to create an account. You can also update and cancel your account at any time by logging into your account and making changes.

Please Note: If you are a current employee or student of Yale University you are automatically registered to receive Yale ALERT messages. You do not need to sign up through this portal.