In case of an emergency, students at some Utah universities will only have to check their cell phones to know what to do.

The University of Utah and Utah State University have adopted emergency notification systems that drop voicemail and text messages to thousands of cell phones, land lines and e-mail accounts.

University of Utah Emergency Management Director Les Chatelain says the idea is to get out accurate information about a crisis situation as quickly as possible.

New to the Utah campus this year, about 13 percent of students and 20 percent of staff have subscribed to the service.

About 1,500 USU students have signed up for services on the Logan campus.