University of Redlands

Bulldog Alert

The UR Bulldog Alert is a communications service used to quickly reach the campus community with urgent voice and text messages. It is used to send emergency alerts, notifications and updates  via e-mail, voice, and/or text messages to all University students, faculty, and staff.

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How does Bulldog Alert work?

In an emergency situation, an alert will be sent by a Public Safety officer or the UR Bulldog Alert administrator. You will receive these messages on any phone, mobile device, or e-mail account that is registered with the UR Bulldog Alert System. Read or listen to these messages immediately and follow the instructions. Additional instructions may follow throughout the emergency situation.

Why is the University of Redlands offering this service?

The safety and security of the University of Redlands campus community is of vital concern. A communications service, such as UR Bulldog Alert, is one of many tools used to enhance the University’s ability to provide an environment in which students, faculty, and staff feel safe and secure.

When will Bulldog Alert be used?

UR Bulldog Alert will be activated in an emergency or when there is a known imminent threat to the safety and security to the campus community. Test notifications will also be sent periodically.

Who sends out alerts?

The University has designated several employees authorized to send out alerts via UR Bulldog Alert. Depending upon the emergency, alerts may be sent to each device or selected groups registered in our system.

What types of alerts will be sent?

Alert types may include life safety, fire, weather, accidents involving utilities or roadways, team activation notifications, or disaster notification. A few examples of the types of messages that can be sent through Bulldog Alert are:

  • Emergency Situations:
    • Notify students, faculty, and staff about an emergency condition
    • Notify students, faculty, and staff of available evacuation routes during an emergency
    • Activate special campus response teams
  • Precautionary Warnings:
    • Severe weather warnings
    • Change of status of an emergency condition
    • Precautionary evacuation orders

How do I prevent SPAM filters from blocking my alerts?

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) utilize various methods to prevent unsolicited commercial e-mail (junk mail or spam) from being delivered to users' mailboxes. Some of these methods may mistakenly classify UR Bulldog Alert messages as such and not deliver the alert to the recipient. Each ISP has different set of steps to follow to assure these alerts get delivered directly to the users' mailboxes. Typically the sender's domain name must be added to an address book or 'safe list'. To assure you receive UR Bulldog Alert messages please add urbulldogalert@redlands.edu to your address book or safe list. Additionally, note that the SMS short code "893-61" will be used to send Bulldog Alert text messages from our emergency mass notification carrier Everbridge. Once any testing of the UR Bulldog Alert has been completed, if you still have a question, please contact the Help Desk at ext 8922 on campus or 909-748-8922 off campus.

How can I receive updates in an emergency?

Updates may be sent via UR Bulldog Alert. In addition, updates may be posted on the University’s main website: www.redlands.edu and on our emergency website: www.emergency-redlands.com. Status updates can also be found on our emergency phone message system at (909) 335-5299 or (877) 687-8300.

Will I be allowed to unsubscribe?

No. All University of Redlands students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled to receive UR Bulldog Alert messages. Students will receive a message in their University email.  Employees will receive a message in their University email and voice message to their University phone. You are encouraged to log in to your profile page and provide additional contact information and revisit to update any information. If your affiliation with the University ends, you will automatically be removed from the system so that you will no longer receive any communications.