Protective Escort Service
The protective escort service provides for an officer to escort members of the campus community who find it necessary to travel alone on campus late at night. Call (205) 665-6155.
UMAlert Emergency Contact System
The University of Montevallo utilizes a state-of-the-art rapid alert system called UMAlert. This system provides members of the campus community with the most advanced rapid communication program currently available for schools. UMAlert enhances the timeliness of UM’s emergency communications and provides the University with a convenient and effective tool for informing students, faculty and staff of human or natural threats. Through UMAlert, members of the University community, whether on campus or not, can be notified within moments of an urgent event. Emergency messages can be sent via telephone (landline and cell), voicemail, text messaging and email. New user accounts are automatically registered twice a month (on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays). Students may add parent emails/phone numbers as needed to their UMAlert contact list by updating their information using the link below.
During severe weather, members of the University of Montevallo community should be alert for warnings issued by radio, television, and UMAlert. University Police monitor the National Weather Service radio for severe weather bulletins. Upon receiving a tornado warning including the University, University Police will take appropriate steps to warn the campus community.When a tornado warning is received on campus, persons should go immediately to the lowest level of the building they are in and take shelter in interior rooms or hallways away from windows and doors. Persons outside a building when a tornado warning is issued should go to the nearest open building and seek shelter. Following are the warning signals:
- Tornado Warning: One long continuous blast on the siren. Each activation of the siren indicates a new tornado threat.
- Alert Warnings: Alert warnings are received by UMAlert; e-mail, phone call or text.
- Note: In the event the siren is inoperative, University Police patrol cars will periodically cruise the campus with sirens on and blue lights off announcing the warning on the vehicle PA system.
No ALL CLEAR siren will be given.
Designated Shelter Areas: There are areas on campus that have been designated as shelter areas, and these may be used if time and safety permit. However, when threatening weather conditions exist and tornado warnings are given, time, combined with the danger of severe lightning, rain and falling tree limbs, may not permit safe passage from one building to another. Persons thus denied safe passage should remain where they are, seeking the safest location therein.
When the university is officially open, the following areas may be used as shelters:
- Myrick Hall (gym) basement
- Bloch Hall basement
- Napier Hall basement
- Davis Hall basement
- Ramsay Hall basement
- Speech & Hearing Center basement
- Hanson Hall basement