The University uses the PSUAlert system to notify students, faculty and staff in case of a campus delayed opening or campus closure due to weather conditions, if there is an emergency situation, or if other urgent information needs to be conveyed. You are strongly encouraged to take a few minutes now to add your cell phone number and other contact information to the system by visiting the PSUAlert portal. There, you also can manage your campus subscriptions to ensure that you will receive alerts from the Penn State campuses you desire. Taking these brief steps now will help authorities to reach you with critical information in the event of an emergency. The PSUAlert system will never be used to send advertising or spam messages.
Once you have signed up for the PSUAlert system, you will automatically receive all future emergency alerts for the campus(es) you specify at your Penn State email address. By visiting the PSUAlert portal and logging in using your Penn State Access ID and password, you also can sign up to receive emergency alerts in any of the following ways:
- By text message at as many as three cellphone numbers (including the option to receive alerts by automated voice message);
- By email at two addresses (in addition to your Penn State email address); and
- By automated voice message at up to three phone numbers (cell phone or landline).
Please note: Subscription to the PSUAlert service is free, but individual phone plans may charge for receipt of text messages. You will only receive messages from the campuses that you specifically select.