MoBull Messenger at USF

Emergency Text Messenging at USF

MoBull Messenger is part of USF's Emergency Notification System (ENS). It was established to notify our community in the event of a campus emergency. The service is free; however, standard text messaging rates may apply. Check with your carrier for details on your plan.

USF strongly recommends all faculty, staff, students at all USF System locations to "Opt In" for this important service.

Subscribers will be prompted every 180 days to review mobile phone information and selections.

Rave Guardian at USF

Turn your mobile phone into a personal safety device:
Trial Program

Guardian allows subscribers to turn a cell phone into a mobile safety device by activating a "precautionary timer" as they travel from one area of Tampa campus to another. The timer is set as the individual leaves a location and will alert the University Police if that person does not call to cancel the timer in a specified amount of time. If the alert does not get canceled, University Police are provided with critical profile information and for some customers with certain phone carriers, a physical location via GPS.

This program is voluntary and you must subscribe to activate the service. The service is only available for USF Tampa and can only be used while on campus.

Smart 911

Providing First Responders with Critical Information:
Trial Program

This program provides emergency responders with critical personal data about a subscriber in the event you call 911. This critical data may include a USF ID Card photo, class schedule for students, office location for faculty/staff, vehicle information and with certain phone carriers, a physical location of the individual via GPS location services. Having this information available to emergency responders can improve outcomes of emergency calls.

This program is voluntary and you must subscribe to activate the service. The service is only available for USF Tampa and can only be used while on campus.

NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH HEARING LOSS UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: USF's Emergency Notification System is comprised of several communication channels including outdoor sirens, email, text messaging, digital displays and postings on various university web sites. The MoBull Messenger text messaging component is available to all students, faculty and staff without regard to disability. SMS text or written emergency notifications from MoBull can be made available to persons who register for the service in advance of their desire to receive such emergency notifications. By default, ALL active faculty, staff and students will receive written emergency notifications via email to their mailbox accounts.

USF Information Technology and RAVE Mobile Safety




MoBull Messenger

1. Go to NetID Account Services web site, login using your NetID
2. Click Update Emergency Notification Settings
3. Follow instructions to opt in, provide mobile phone number and select campus locations for alerts
4. Click Submit


Smart 911/Guardian

Sign up for emergency texts at USF


Smart 911/Guardian
NOTE: You must subscribe to MoBull Messenger first before signing up for Guardian/Smart911

1. Go to RAVE Guardian Profile (login using your NetID)
2. Click "Confirm your phone", enter the code you receive in the space provided and CONFIRM.
3. Click "Complete Your Guardian Profile".
4. Follow instructions on screen to complete sign up and provide additional details about yourself

Statement of Support

The University of South Florida's top priority is the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. An Emergency Notification System (ENS) is an essential tool for providing the USF community with important information in the case of an emergency.

If an emergency situation occurs, MoBull Messenger, part of USF's ENS, will send a text message to subscriber's mobile phone with information and/or instructions on what to do.

This service is part of the University of South Florida's overall emergency preparedness efforts. USF urges all faculty, staff and students to "Opt In" since text messaging is an important means of contacting you in the event of an emergency.

Should faculty, staff or students opt out of the program, they must realize that they will not be notified via text messaging in the event of a campus emergency and, therefore, hold the University of South Florida harmless in such an event.

By providing us with your mobile phone number, you will be automatically enrolled in USF's Emergency Notification System, MoBull Messenger. By default, you will ONLY receive text messages in the event of an actual campus emergency.

The system will not be used for routine announcements. In addition, you may also receive an occasional test message to assure the system is operational.

Also note that data, such as cell phone number, will be only used for emergency communication and not for other campus uses without your permission.

To ensure the data integrity of the Emergency Notification System, you will be asked to verify your notification settings every 6 months.