The Hawk Alert System is used to notify the community of threats to physical safety in emergency situations, including severe weather and violence. The link below can direct you to the Hawks Alert web page to change your contact information or view frequently asked questions.
Find out more about Hawk Alert on the Hawk Alert home page.
Siren Warning System
Along with the Hawk Alert System, the UI Siren Warning System is essential to providing clear and prompt information to the community in the event of an emergency such as severe weather or violence on campus.
Severe Weather (Tornado) Warning
This warning will be activated when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, or if an impending severe thunderstorm contains winds of 70 mph or greater that 1 inch (golf ball sized) in diameter for the Johnson County area. The warning tone that will sound for 3 minutes.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
NOTE – this warning will be activated only when the University has a large outdoor gathering, i.e. Riverfest or a home football game
Weather Warning Expiration
When the National Weather Service allows a tornado warning issued for Johnson County to expire, the following warning tone and voice message will be broadcasted.
Campus Emergency Alert
When a non-weather incident occurs on or near the University of Iowa campus that could endanger our students, faculty, or staff, the following warning tone and voice message will be broadcasted:
Campus Emergency "All Clear"
When a non-weather incident that has occurred on or near the University of Iowa campus has been cleared or declared safe, the following warning tone and voice messages will be broadcasted:
Campus Emergency - Gunman
When an incident involving a gunman or active shooter on the University of Iowa Campus endangering faculty, staff, and students, the following warning tone and voice message will be broadcasted.
Should the public address feature of the warning system be used the following warning tone will sound for 5 seconds, then the live voice announcement will begin.