On Tuesday, Jan. 25 between 9 a.m. and noon, the University will run a test through the U of G Alert system.

U of G Alert is the University’s critical incident notification system. It’s the tool we used on Jan. 17 to let you know about the snow day closure. U of G uses this tool to send important information whenever a critical incident happens on campus.

On Tuesday, you will receive a test message in your uoguelph.ca email inbox. You will also receive the test by SMS text and by phone if you have added those contact details to your account.

During the test, U of G Alert will send:

  • Emails from “U of G Alert” (alert@info.uoguelph.ca)
  • Text messages – standard text messaging rates may apply
  • Phone calls from 866-519-2951
  • Push notifications from the SafeGryphon app when push notifications are enabled

In addition, on-campus alert beacons will flash and an alert message will be displayed on digital signs around campus.

What is U of G Alert?

U of G Alert sends registered users important information if a critical incident happens on campus. Everyone with a uoguelph.ca email address has a U of G Alert account, but you can update your account to have alerts sent to your mobile phone or personal email address, too.

This month, U of G Alert switches to a new delivery platform run by AppArmor. Any contact information you uploaded to your U of G Alert account has been transferred to the new platform. The test on Jan. 25 lets us confirm the new platform is running as it should. Information on how to update your U of G Alert account will be provided when the new platform is in place.


Questions about U of G Alert can be sent to the campus emergency coordinator at cec@uoguelph.ca.