For immediate notification of emergencies, all students should sign up with UAB's B-ALERT system, which is used to communicate to the entire campus all at the same time. You can choose which method of communication suits you best—voice call, SMS text message, or e-mail—or use any combination of the three.
Register for B-ALERT
UAB's eNotify program uses the same system as B-ALERT, but allows students to opt in for various non-emergency notifications. Categories include:
Bb Learn - Alerts from the Blackboard Learn system regarding new assignments, grade postings, etc.
Identity - Used for sending BlazerID password reset codes, and potentially to support some forms of two-factor authentication.
Student Services - Critical student information, including payment reminders, early alerts, registration reminders, and other academic notices.
General - All other communications, including news and information about UAB, announcements of upcoming events, etc.
For each category you select, you can also choose the level of attention it receives, with options for notifications to be sent to multiple phone numbers. For instance, if you wanted to stay on top of the latest Student Services updates, you could adjust your settings to send a text to your cell and a voice message to both your cell and home phone.
It's all geared round getting the information you value most into your hands as quickly as possible. And with another safety net in place to make sure you don't miss important announcements, you can relax a little more and enjoy college life.
Register for eNotify