SFU Alerts

What is SFU Alerts?

SFU Alerts is a suite of urgent notification systems that allows the university to quickly notify students, faculty, and staff using a variety of methods including:

  • SFU snap – Download SFU snap to receive push notifications on mobile devices.
    • Download on the Apple App Store
    • Download on Google Play
    • Ensure that push notifications are enabled in your phone settings:
      • iPhone: Settings > SFU snap > Notifications > toggle on "Allow Notifications" .
      • Android: Settings > Apps > SFU snap > toggle off "Block", toggle on "Priority".
  • Email messages - to staff, faculty, and registered SFU students
  • Campus digital screens – located across all three campuses

What's an "urgent" notification?

Urgent notifications include any security or safety situation that requires you to leave or avoid an area of the university.

In the case of closures due to severe weather such as snow, the University community will be advised via email notification, SFU Twitter, the SFU Website, and on-campus digital screens.