Department of Emergency Management


Key Campus Contacts

Emergency: 911
University Police
Non-Emergencies: 805-756-2281

Information Sources

Cal Poly Emergency Information Call Center*


Emergency Alert System*

920 AM, 1400 AM, 98.1 FM, 1610 AM (Cal Poly)


* only activated during emergencies

Additional Information

Content is Maintained by Department of Emergency Management

Phone: 805-756-6658

PolyAlert Campus Emergency Notification System

PolyAlert is Cal Poly’s Emergency Notification System, and the primary tool for delivering critical emergency information to help ensure the safety of our community. PolyAlert can distribute emergency notifications through email, SMS text, and voice. Cal Poly email addresses are automatically enrolled in the PolyAlert system, but we highly encourage anyone with a Cal Poly Portal account to register their cell phone number to receive emergency alerts via text message, as this will allow community members to rapidly receive any emergency information. Cal Poly students, faculty, staff, and auxiliary employees may register up to two phone numbers with the system on the “Personal Info” tab at

Typical alerts sent out on this system include warnings of potential hazards, emergency instructions, evacuation orders, and other similar messages.

Cal Poly Partners

If you work at Cal Poly but do not have a Cal Poly email address, please contact your supervisor or email for information on how to enroll.

SLO Community Members and Supporters

If you’re a member of our local community or a Cal Poly supporter who regularly visits Cal Poly and would like to receive emergency text alerts, text “Join CalPoly” to 30890 to enroll your phone.

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