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Get Desktop Alerts from AlertVU

As part of the expanded AlertVU effort, your local desktop management team may install an application called Alertus on your office PC to deliver AlertVU desktop alerts. The system will display a full-screen notification whenever AlertVU is activated. This application operates behind the scenes, and has no impact on the performance of your machine. When AlertVU is activated, you will be asked to acknowledge the notification and then you may resume normal activity.

AlertVU desktop alerts are also available for use on your personal computer while you are using the Vanderbilt network.

Mac users should access the link below to download the software for home or office use.

Learn more and access the free Alertus download »


Emergency information, when and where you need it

AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points the user has chosen—cell phone (voice or text), land line, and Vanderbilt email account—in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community. Examples of such a threat include a tornado forecasted to strike Vanderbilt, or an active shooter on campus.

All Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the system using their Vanderbilt email address. Update your contact information to include phone numbers for voice and text alerts using the links below

AlertVU Frequently Asked Questions

Instructions for Students

Instructions for Faculty and Staff                                   

Student AlertVU access Faculty Staff AlertVU Access