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TC Alert / Emergency Notification

What is TC Alert?

TC Alert is Teachers College Electronic Notification System that enables fast and efficient dissemination of urgent information through text and voice messaging.  Notifications could be information on any of the following that could have a serious or severe impact on campus activity or could result in injury, property damage, or both.  

  • College/Campus closings due to severe weather or any other related event
  • Police/Fire Emergencies that may affect the Academic Buildings, Residential Halls, or the entire campus.  
  • Natural, man-made, or other serious events that impact the college operation in part or in whole
All members of the TC community are strongly encouraged to partner with the College by registering their cell phones with TC Alert. In addition to TC Alert, the college may use other communication methods for notifications, including; College-wide email broadcasts, online updates via the Teachers College homepage, coordinated use of public media outlets, and public address systems within most College buildings. 
As a Clery requirement, TC Alert is tested twice during the academic year but is NOT used for general announcements.   
To receive emergency message notifications, sign into to register for TC Alert.
To sign up for TCAlert please follow the steps below.             

1. Click on the link to go to the Teachers College MyTC Portal

2. Log in to the system using your UNI ID and password (Students, Staff, and faculty who do not have a TC UNI ID should contact TCIT at 212-678-3300).                                                       

3. Select the "TC Services" link.                                                      

4. Select the "TC Alert" in the "Transactions" channel.  

5. Enter a phone number to receive TEXT messages OR a phone number to receive a VOICE message. 

6. Press SUBMIT. 
If you have any questions, please contact the TCIT at 212-678-3300. 

Emergency Phone Numbers 

  • Campus phone X3333
    Non campus or from cell phone 212-678-3333

Public Safety Alerts


Non-emergency College Services

  • TC PS Non emergency 3220
  • TC PS Administrative Office 3111
  • TC Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)   8164/6640
  • TC Facilities 3010  
  • TC Residential services 3235  
  • TC Student Development and Activities 3690  
  • TC Risk Management 3482

TC College Services

  • TC General College Information  3000
  • Office of Diversity 8410   
  • CU  PS 212-854-5555    
  • CUMC 212-854-(HELP) 4357 
  • Barnard College  212-854-3362  
  • Counseling and Psychological Services   212-854-2878 
  • CU Medical Center 212-305-8100