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UofG Alert

U of G Alert Sign Up Help

This page shows you how to add additional email addresses and phone numbers (for SMS Text messages) to U of G Alert, the University’s critical incident notification system. The more ways we can reach you, the better.

Access your account to update your contact data in U of G Alert. You will be directed to the University's single sign-on (SSO) page if not already logged in.

On the 'Profile' screen, you will see your email address and any existing opt-in data has also been loaded. Please review and update as needed. Save your preferences once complete.

You can edit the following contact paths on your account:

  • Text/SMS Number
  • Personal Email
  • Mobile Numbers for calls
  • Family Email Address *
  • Family Text/SMS *

For each contact path, you will need to set up a subscription for your campus [Guelph, Ridgetown or Clinton], Only subscribe to groups for your campus.

NOTE: You may be required to verify your email and/or phone number. A verification code will be sent to you to complete the process.

* Important information regarding the Family Email Address and Family Text/SMS

These contacts will be used only under extreme circumstances when the University deems it necessary to send a separate notification to extended family contacts regarding a serious situation. This is NOT a way to contact you, but to reach your 'next of kin or key contact' to keep them informed.

Once you complete this process, you will have successfully registered your additional contact details in U of G Alert. If any of your contact information changes, remember to come back to your U of G Alert account and update them.

If you have any questions, please email and we will get back to you in a timely manner.

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U of G Alert Visitors & Guests

Applies to all NON-Gryphmail holders

If you are on campus and don’t have a U of G Alert account, you can still receive these alert messages.

  • Non-registered users refer to contractors, guests, volunteers and OpenEd students
  • Visitors to campus include conference attendees, athletic centre members or anyone who is on campus on a regular basis or for a defined period of time
  • Parents with children attending camp

Receive Alert Messages via Text

Enter your mobile number in the form below to receive alerts from the Ridgetown Campus.

Questions regarding visitor access should be directed to the campus emergency coordinator at

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