UT Dallas to Test Notification System Wednesday

Jan. 26, 2011

UT Dallas will test its emergency mass notification system for e-mail and text messaging Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 26.

At that time, an e-mail and a text message will be sent to students, faculty and staff members who have previously registered for the notification  system.  Please remember this is only a test to ensure you are receiving these emergency alerts.

Since December, UT Dallas has been encouraging students, faculty and staff members to provide their cell phone numbers so every member of the campus community could receive text messages in the event of a campus closure.

If you have not registered yet, visit utdallas.edu/textme to enter the correct portal and load or verify cell phone numbers. Students can access their accounts on Orion to verify or enter  mobile numbers.  Faculty and staff should go to Galaxy to access accounts during business hours.

The University and its vendors will not disclose or sell cell phone numbers. Standard messaging rates may apply.

In the event of a campus closure, such as cancellation of class because of inclement weather, UT Dallas will continue to use several communication channels to inform students and employees of the University’s status. These channels will include:

  • Posting information on the University website.
  • An e-mail announcement.
  • A recorded telephone message at 972-883-7669.
  • Local media announcements.
  • Sending a text message to those who have signed up.

Media Contact: Karah Hosek, UT Dallas, (972) 883-5890, karah.hosek@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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