Transition to New University Emergency Alert System Begins in August

Jul. 13, 2017

Transition to New University Emergency Alert System Begins in August

Webster University will begin working with a new vendor for our University-wise emergency alert system. The transition to the new system will begin on August 1, 2017.

The emergency alert system is used to communicate campus closures and delayed starts due to weather or other emergency situations. The University’s current alert system was “opt in” which meant that everyone had to visit the page on our website, create an account and input personal information to receive emergency e-mails and text messages. In the new system, everyone’s e-mail address will automatically be added and everyone will receive emergency alerts on their Webster University e-mail account unless they decide to opt out of the alerts.  Faculty, staff and students can then use their e-mail address to log into the system and add cell phone numbers or additional e-mail addresses to receive the alerts.

“The new system will allow all of our global locations to be on the same emergency alert system,” said Rick Gerger, Webster University Director of Public Safety. “Training and testing has already begun at our international campus locations we expect to train account administrators in St. Louis and extended domestic locations within the next few weeks.”

Additional information on how to create an account and add additional e-mails and phone numbers to the system will be available as the launch date approaches. 

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