Mines Emergency Alert

To report an emergency, call 9-1-1.

The Mines Emergency Alerts (MEA) System keeps you informed in the event of a campus emergency. This system is an emergency notification service that allows university officials to quickly communicate emergency messages to students, faculty and staff via cellular phone text and voice messages, and on-campus email and phone messages. 

You are automatically enrolled in the Mines Emergency Alert System. To unsubscribe, logon to Trailhead and go to "Self Service," click on "Personal Information" and then "Mines Emergency Alert System." 


Can my parents or other family members also sign up so they will know what is going on?
No. This system is designed to notify people on the Mines campus in the event of a declared emergency or other urgent situation. Information will be posted on the Mines home page and on the university's Facebook and Twitter pages as appropriate.
How can I unsubscribe?
Logon to Trailhead and go to "Self Service." Click on "Personal Information" and then "Mines Emergency Alert System."
What if I don't have a cell phone?
MEA messages also will be sent to all mines.edu email addresses and the campuswide telephone system. If appropriate, notifications also will be on the Mines home page and/or the main campus telephone line 303-273-3000.
What kind of situation will this notification be used for?
Actual emergencies declared by Colorado School of Mines emergency personnel and administration, weather-related closure or delay, and other occasions that impact the campus community as deemed necessary by the administration. The system will be tested once a year.
What do I do if I change my cell phone carrier?
Update your information by logging in to Trailhead, clicking on "Self Service" and then "Personal Information."
Will this cost me anything?
There is no extra charge for calls or text messages from MEA. However, the phone call or text message is subject to the conditions and rates of your particular calling plan. For example, if your calling plan does not include text messaging, you may incur a charge for a text message received from MEA, based on the rates of your cell phone service provider. Please note that with the exception of the signup test and the semester system test, Mines will only send text messages for urgent situations.
What if I do not receive the alert?
Mines will notify the campus community of emergencies through various communication vehicles, including its main telephone line (303-273-3000), campus telephone system, email messages and web notices. Message delivery and the timeliness of the delivery are not guaranteed, and subscribers are responsible for keeping their information current. 
How do I know that all of my personal data will be secure and protected?
The contact information that you provide for this purpose, such as your cell phone number, will only be provided to MEA for the explicit purpose of notifying you in the event of an emergency. Your contact information will not be sold, disclosed or traded your contact. Only the individuals employed by Colorado School of Mines who must use this information to administer and manage the Mines Emergency Notification System will have access to your contact information. No other access will be allowed except as may be required by law.

Learn more about general emergency procedures on the Mines Public Safety website