Your way to receive weather closure and emergency information via your cell phone and email.

UMA Alerts is your way to receive weather closure and emergency information via your cell phone and email. This is an important resource while attending UMA classes in Augusta, Bangor, or at the UMA Centers. All enrolled students are automatically registered to receive notifications at their @maine.edu email address and by text message if a cell phone is recorded in MaineStreet. Students will receive messages from all campuses at which they are currently enrolled. Students may opt out of notifications at any time.

To find out more about managing your emergency notifications, adding additional email addresses, and more, visit your campus portal (my.uma.edu). Select “Manage Emergency Notifications” from the LaunchPad, the red triangle with exclamation point symbol.

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Any Questions or Problems: Call UMA’s Technology Helpdesk at 621-7400 or 800-696-4357 or email help@maine.edu

We’ve implemented UMA Alerts to maximize communication and minimize the risks to members of our university community in the event of an emergency. UMA has detailed response plans in place for a range of campus emergency situations, and part of those plans is to keep students, faculty, and staff informed.

Yes, you can always find information on campus closures and emergency information at www.uma.edu, by calling 1-877-UMA-1234, or through announcements on many radio and TV stations.

UMA Alerts will only inform you of closings and other emergency information on UMA’s Augusta and Bangor campuses.

Weather and emergency alert information about UMA centers or sites will be available on each UMA Center home page available through www.uma.edu/locations. Click on each location for the most up-to-date alert information.

The benefit of UMA Alerts is that we will notify you.

Your only expense is whatever your cell phone provider charges you for receiving text messages. There is no other cost to you for UMA Alerts.

There are two basic types of messages you can expect to receive from UMA Alerts:

  1. The most common announcement you would receive would be to inform you about campus closures due to weather conditions.
  2. UMA Alerts would also be activated to announce a campus closing due to safety or security-related reasons.

Messages will always be short and to the point and will direct you to our website for more information.

UMA Alerts will not be used to distribute advertising or other unsolicited content. Only emergency cancellations/notices will be sent.

UMA Alerts will only inform you of closings and other emergency information on UMA’s Augusta and Bangor campuses.

Weather and emergency alert information about UMA centers or sites will be available on each UMA Center home page available through www.uma.edu/locations.  Click on each location for the most up-to-date alert information.

Yes, you can opt out at any time. Log in to your account, click on the Subscriptions tab and manage your subscriptions.


Prefer Academic text reminders to email?

Sign up to receive MaineStreet Message Center reminders as text messages. Log in to MaineStreet at http://mainestreet.maine.edu and go to your Student Center. Select the link to the Text Messaging Service, located in the box on the bottom right of the page. Choose the MaineStreet Message Center option. If you would like to receive notification when your grades are posted, also select the Grade Notification Service option. UMA will not send account/identity information via text. Once activated, you may choose to opt out at any time. To continue the service, you will need to renew every year. If you have questions and/or experience problems signing up, contact: Registrar Ann Corbett at 621-3145 or annie@maine.edu.

Note: this is not a substitute for the UMA Alerts system, and only provides academic information.