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Carolina Alert

Students, faculty and staff should register to receive Carolina Alerts for up-to-the-moment campus safety news. 

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Recent Alerts

See all recent emergency alerts from the University of South Carolina.

Emergency Procedures

What to do in case of violence, natural disasters, medical emergencies and other threats on campus.


Register for Carolina Alert

Once you complete your registration, you'll receive notifications about active emergency alerts. 

1. Log in to  

2. You will be presented with a series of screens to update your information. Complete all applicable fields and ensure your information is correct. Do not skip these messages.

For questions about entering your information on, contact the DoIT Help Desk at 803-777-1800 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Communication Channels

Every incident is unique. Different communication media will be activated based on the required reach, effectiveness and location. This is not a complete list of available communication channels. 

We may send alerts to your university email account.

Text Messages
Text messages are only sent in the event of a true emergency. Receiving a text alert means a situation exists that poses an immediate risk to life and safety. The alert may also require you to change your behavior in ways such as seeking shelter, evacuating or other actions. 

Social Media
You can follow Carolina Alert on Facebook and Twitter.

Additional Communication Strategies

  • Home Page of
  • Outdoor Warning Sirens
  • Digital Signs
  • Radio Alerts
  • Emergency Information Line: 803-777-5700
  • Television Message Alert
  • Blackboard Announcement
  • Building PA Systems
  • Local News Release


Emergency Operations Plan

You can find the public version of the University of South Carolina's Emergency Operations Plan here.

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