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Update Your Notification Preferences

Students, Faculty and Staff

By default, UCM Alert will send a message to your UC Merced email address. To receive UCM Alert emergency notifications via any other method, such as by text or phone message, you must tell us how to contact you by updating your information in the Identity Management portal under Change UC Merced Alert Notification Information. The campus will only use this system for emergencies.


As many as two parents or family members can opt in to receive UCM Alert emergency notifications. Visit and select UCM Alert Notification for Parents, enter your student's first/last name, date of birth and student ID number, and then enter the methods that you would like to receive notifications.

Opt Out

UC Merced students, faculty and staff cannot opt out of receiving UCM Alert email notifications to their UC Merced email address. If you are a former student, faculty or staff member, you can request to be removed from the system by contacting Gina Gutierrez at To opt out of SMS messaging, text "STOP" to 89361 from your cell phone.