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About Bulldog Alert

BulldogAlert is UNC Asheville's Emergency Alert Messaging System. BulldogAlert can be used to send emergency messages within minutes of the occurrence of an incident. Alerts sent by BulldogAlert are simulcast to the university community and information during an event can be found at The University Communications and Marketing office will post updates to university websites and social media pages as information becomes available. UNC Asheville performs a university-wide test of the system annually.

Notification methods include:

  • E-mail messages
  • Phone Calls
  • Text Messages
  • Messages via VoIP Phones
  • External & Internal Speakers
  • Digital Signs

The University will also post updates during a critical incident on the UNC Asheville homepage and social media sites.

What Initiates an Emergency Alert?

Emergency alerts could be initiated by a broad range of situations. Once designated university officials will confirm the existence of any significant emergency or dangerous situation that potentially affects the health and/or safety of the campus community they will send out an emergency alert. It is also up to designated officials to then determine the appropriate segments of the campus community to receive a notification and the contents of the message. Policy statements detailing the process of issuing emergency alerts can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety report under "Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures".

For more information on the Emergency Notification System (ENS) Protocols visit:

BulldogAlert Registration

BulldogAlert is an opt-out system. Students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in BulldogAlert with contact information registered with the university.

Students, faculty, and staff can verify their contact information or opt-out of messages, and Parents/Community Members/University Affiliates (UNC-Pharmacy School Students, or NC State Students attending classes at UNC Asheville) can register each semester to recieve alerts at


Questions about the system? Contact the Emergency Management Director, David Weldon, at

Last edited by on November 13, 2014