Alerts

Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated October 10, 2008

What is the Augustana Emergency Notification System?
The Augustana Emergency Notification System is the College’s emergency notification system. All current students and employees are required to participate. If there is an emergency that threatens life safety on a campus and/or severely impacts normal college operations, college officials will warn the campus communities using one or more of the following methods:

  • Voice Messages
  • E-mail
  • Text Messages
  • www.augie.edu/alerts

Under what circumstances will the college use the Augustana Emergency Notification System?
The Augustana Emergency Notification System will be activated during emergencies that threaten life safety on a campus and/or severely impacts normal college operations. College officials will also test the different notification methods of the Augustana Emergency Notification System at least once per semester to ensure the system is working properly.

How do I confirm and update my contact information for the Augustana Emergency Notification System?
To confirm or update your contact information for the system, college students and employees can simply go to the Augustana Emergency Notification System Web site www.augie.edu/alerts. Click the appropriate link at the top of the Augustana Emergency Notification System Web site, that will bring up your portal, log in and follow the directions on the next screen.

Does registering for the Augustana Emergency Notification System automatically update my contact information in my College records?
No; the Emergency Notification system is a separate system. Phone numbers submitted here are just for use with this system. Any changes that need to be made to the College records must also be submitted to the Dean of Students office, the Registrar office or the Human Resources office.

Is there a charge for registering to receive messages via the Augustana Emergency Notification System?
The Augustana Emergency Notification System is a free service provided by Augustana College. However, if you register your cell phone, your cellular service provider may charge you for receiving text messages (SMS). Check your service agreement for details. Service costs from your cellular provider are your responsibility.

I don't want to receive messages from the Augustana Emergency Notification System. How do I unsubscribe?
All current students and employees are required to participate. Your Augustana College e-mail address is automatically uploaded into the system and cannot be unsubscribed. You will receive alerts during those terms when you are registered for class or employed by the college. You do have the option to add, update and remove phone numbers via the portal links at the top of www.augie.edu/alerts.

How do I acquire additional information about the Augustana Emergency Notification System or report a problem with the system?
Questions or feedback about the emergency notification system may be directed to Rick.Tupper@augie.edu