Parents and community members who would like to receive emergency notifications from Virginia Tech are invited to:
- Subscribe to @VTAlerts through Twitter
- Download the desktop alerts software
- Monitor the university homepage
- Monitor the university’s official university social media channels (Twitter and Facebook).
At this time, individuals without a Virginia Tech PID are not eligible to receive VT Alerts. Allowing parents and community members to subscribe to VT Alerts has the potential to more than triple the number of subscribers, which could lengthen the time it takes for the system to deliver the alert to students and employees on campus.
There are a few cases in which community members are allowed to request access to VT Phone Alerts without a PID.