Mines Alert

About Mines Alert

The Mines Alert system keeps you informed in the event of a campus emergency or weather-related closure. This system is an emergency notification service that allows university officials to quickly communicate emergency messages to students, faculty and staff via cell phone text and voice messages, and Mines email.

Signing Up

Phone numbers and email addresses are automatically uploaded into the system, but we ask that people periodically verify we have the correct information in the system.

To verify your contact number

  1. Log into Trailhead and click on Self Service
  2. Under the “Personal Information” tab, click on “Mines Alert System”
  3. To update your cell phone number, click on the link at the bottom of the page “Update Primary phone.” Then click “submit.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Can my parents/family members also sign up?

No. However, you can enter a secondary phone number to receive alerts. Be aware that an identical emergency notification will be sent to every phone number you have entered into the system.

In an emergency, information will be posted on the Mines home page and on the university’s Facebook and Twitter pages as appropriate.

What if I don't have a cell phone?

Mines Alert messages also will be sent to all mines.edu email addresses. Emergency information will be posted on the mines.edu home page and if appropriate, a recorded message will be placed on the main campus switchboard line, 303-273-3000.

What kind of situations will this notification be used for?

Actual emergencies declared by Colorado School of Mines leadership, weather-related closures or delay, and other occasions that impact the campus community as deemed necessary by the administration. Additionally, a system-wide test is performed annually.

What do I do if I change my cell phone number?

Update your information by logging in to Trailhead, clicking on “Self Service” and under the “Personal Information” tab, clicking “Mines Alert System.”

Learn more about general emergency procedures on the Mines Police Department website.