Our recent weather-related issues and campus closures present a great reason to remind us all that important messaging is disseminated through our university’s emergency communications tool called HSC Alert. HSC Alerts are automatically sent to all uthscsa.edu and livemail.uthscsa.edu (student) email addresses.
However, in order to receive text message alerts on your mobile phone, or to have these alert messages delivered to any alternate/personal email address of your choosing, you need to register your mobile phone number, phone carrier and alternate email address within the HSC Alert program.
To register or update your mobile phone and carrier, just sign into www.uthscsa.edu/HSCAlert. Log in using your university username and password (standard login credentials). Be sure to check to see if the carrier that is listed within your account is correct; an incorrect carrier listing may result in your not receiving a life-saving text message.
For weather-related campus updates, you can also check the front page of our website, uthscsa.edu, where the HSC Alert message will appear in a red band across the top; within the message click on a link to news.uthscsa.edu/weather. This page will carry content regarding the latest campus weather-related updates.
As each of our missions of education, research, clinical care and community service is unique, decisions on closures, cancellations and/or delayed openings will be made at the unit level. Faculty and staff are asked to take direction from their supervisors, chairs and clinic managers.
In summary, our UT Health San Antonio leadership wants to ensure that everyone remains safe during these upcoming days that may prove to bring challenging road and weather conditions.
However, even beyond the immediate timeframe, it may be very helpful to take a pause now and make sure that your mobile phone number and carrier are registered and updated within the HSC Alert program.
In the worst of all times, a text message from HSC Alert could save your life.