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UGAAlert Desktop App Updated

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The UGAAlert Desktop notification software has been updated and is now ready for UGA students, faculty and staff to install on their computers.

The UGAAlert Desktop application is one of the fastest ways to receive emergency notifications when an UGAAlert is activated.

An updated version of the UGAAlert desktop software is available for UGA students, faculty and staff to install on their computers on EITS’s software page ( under the section for UGAAlert. In order to receive UGAAlert notices on a desktop computer, the new version must be installed. The older version no longer works.

In the event of an emergency, the new version of the UGAAlert Desktop application will display a large notice on computers, including classrooms and labs with the new software installed. The updated software posts a pop-up message on the screen of a computer, compared to the previous scroll notifications at the bottom of screens. The updated software also features an audio notification for UGAAlert notices.

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

UGA Alert Test Message