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New UGAAlert desktop program available

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Students, faculty and staff can receive campus emergency alert messages right on their desktop with the new UGAAlert desktop software.

An updated version of the free software is available for all UGA students, faculty and staff with a MyID and can be found on EITS’s Software page under the section for UGAAlert Desktop. You must install this updated version in order for the desktop program to work properly.

In the event of a campus emergency, three alert tones will play and a message will scroll across the desktop, providing you with emergency notification and instructions. More information about the emergency will be posted at

UGAAlert Desktop provides another means of being notified in addition to voice phone calls, text messaging, and e-mails. It is ideal for classrooms or meetings where a computer is used to project information on a screen. Everyone in the room can be notified through the pop-up message.

The app is available for Mac and PC for the Athens and Gwinnett campuses. Instructions on how to install the app are available on the UGAAlert page on the EITS website.

Some UGA departments require an IT professional to install software on University-owned computers. Any UGA employees who need help installing the UGAAlert app on their desktop are advised to contact their department’s IT staff for assistance.

For more information about the UGAAlert desktop program, please contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness at 706-542-5845 or send an email to

This information was accurate and complete at the time of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact the accuracy of the information.