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Read the notice for the Fall 2018 ZagAlert Drill here

Gonzaga's Emergency Notification System

Gonzaga’s emergency communications system helps to ensure the safety and security of our campus community. We will utilize two types of messages, an Urgent Warning or a ZagAlert, to promptly notify students, faculty and staff of situations on campus or the surrounding area. Each message will also offer clear directions for actions members of the Gonzaga community must take to ensure their safety.


Issued when there is one of the following:

  • Risk of injury or harm
  • Risk of death/life threatening
  • Campus closure

Urgent Warning

Issued when there is a potential ongoing threat to safety, health, or normal operations.

  • Non-lifethreatening weather (heat, air quality, or prepare for incoming storm)
  • Warning to take caution, avoidance, preventative actions (police activity, transportation accident)
  • Clery Compliance (notice of crimes committed near university)

For this system to be effective, every member of the Gonzaga community needs to make sure their contact information (including mobile phone numbers and email address) is updated on a regular basis. This information will only be shared with our ZagAlert system provider. 

Visit ZagWeb to enroll in ZagAlert or to update your profile with both a mobile phone number and an email address.

It only takes 2 minutes and enrolling is easy as 1, 2, 3:
  1. Visit ZagWeb
  2. Click on Enter Secure Area and login using your Zagweb User ID/PIN
  3. Click on ZagAlert, enter mobile phone number and verify email address, click Submit.
    Note: There are extra fields to add contact numbers for family members.

In the case of a significant emergency or disruptive situation involving an immediate threat to health or safety, where minutes count, ZagAlert will simultaneously send voice messages to all phone numbers provided, text messages to mobile numbers provided and email messages. In addition, the system will update Gonzaga’s Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages with the message and instructions.

Not a current student, faculty or staff member at Gonzaga, but still want to receive emergency notifications? Check out the Blackboard MyConnect app to subscribe to alerts.

If you have more questions, please visit the ZagAlert FAQ.