VT Alerts is Virginia Tech's emergency notification system. When a situation arises in which the university determines that immediate action is required on the part of students, employees, and others, a VT Alert is issued to the impacted region(s).
In addition to Blacksburg, VT Alert regions also include Abingdon, Danville, Hampton Roads, National Capital Region (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Leesburg, Manassas, and Middleburg), Richmond, and Roanoke.
Individuals with a Virginia Tech email address will automatically receive an email each time a VT Alert is sent out.
The alerts are also shared via the Virginia Tech homepage; the weather/emergency hotline (540-231-6668); Twitter; digital display boards in classrooms and other common meeting locations and outdoor sirens with voice enunciators on the Blacksburg campus only; and text messages, voice messages, and to non-vt.edu email accounts by subscription.
Virginia Tech strongly recommends that all students and employees sign-up to receive VT Alerts via a variety of communication channels.