During an emergency, official information will be posted on the Caltech website.
During an emergency multiple methods of communication will be utilized to alert students, staff, faculty and visitors about a hazardous or dangerous situation on Campus. One important method of communication is the Caltech Emergency Notification System.
Caltech Alerts can notify subscribers using four communication methods:
- Voice calls/messages to your home, work and mobile phones
- An e-mail to your primary e-mail address
- An SMS text message to your mobile phone
- Alerts to the Everbridge App
We encourage everyone to register to receive alerts. Please remember to periodically revisit the site to ensure your contact information is correct.
Everbridge's mobile app will give you the ability to communicate via text and the send photographs of suspicious persons/activities directly to Security Dispatch.
Instructions for Registering for Caltech Alerts and downloading the App are provided below.
Caltech has installed over a dozen Alertus Alert beacons across campus. These beacons will supplement the Caltech Emergency Notification System. The purpose of the public facing beacons are to help with notification for visitors of Caltech who may not receive the Caltech Alerts, and for Caltech community members who may not have their electronic devices with them.
Depending the emergency on campus, the beacons may give off an audible tone, flash red or green strobe lights, and display the emergency notification on the screen. The beacons will prioritize life safety Caltech Alerts. When they are not displaying a notification, they will display the current time. The beacons are not meant for two-way communication with campus officials.
Current Locations: American Institute of Mathematics, Athenaeum, Baxter Auditorium, Beckman Auditorium, BI Auditorium, Broad Café, Browne Dining Hall, Caltech Hall Lobby, Central Utility Plant, EH&S Lobby, Facilities Service Center, Keith Spalding Lobby, Ramo Auditorium, Red Door Café, Satellite Utility Plant, and Security Dispatch.