Answers to the frequently asked questions about the CU Boulder Alert text messages, including who can receive text alerts and how to sign up.
All active CU Boulder students, faculty, staff, and affiliates are either automatically registered or are invited to register to use the CU Boulder Alerts service.
Starting March 3, 2017, the university will begin collecting emergency text alert mobile numbers from facility and staff that decide to received alerts on their mobile devices. On March 22, 2017, this new functionality will be tested as part of the 2017 Spring CU Boulder Alerts test. If you do not receive a text alert during this test and feel as if you should have, please contact the IT Support Center for assistance.
CU Boulder transferred the management of your contact information from the CU Boulder Alerts sign up page website to the MyCUInfo portal as part of the Fall 2013 registration process. This switch is to ensure all actively enrolled students are capable of receiving email and text emergency notifications starting May 1, 2013. Any information you entered during registration replaced what you previously had in the CU Alert system.
"Emergency Contact” information is used in the event the university needs to contact someone on your behalf should you be involved in or experience a health or safety emergency.
No. Only CU Boulder community members with a valid colorado.edu (or cufund.org, or cu.edu) e-mail address or those that conduct business regularly on campus and have the support of their supporting office, department, or school can register. The CU Boulder Alerts service is only one of several communication and information sources utilized at CU Boulder. There are several other sources for emergency information including the campus homepage and the emergency information line (303-492-4636).
Users are encouraged to add 226-787, 672-83 and 303-492-4636 as “CU Alert” to their phone contacts to help identify incoming text and/or voice calls. Email messages will be from “CU Boulder Alerts ”.
Fortunately, the campus does not use the CU Boulder Alerts system very often. In some academic terms, the only messages sent to the campus have been a system test message. Situations where CU Boulder Alerts email and text messages could be issued include severe weather, campus operating status, and imminent dangers affecting our campus community.
Should your mobile number change, you can make the updates online.
The emergency text alert system supports all U.S. mobile carriers.One of the benefits of automatic uploads of student, faculty, and staff mobile numbers is the ability for the system to validate and update carrier information on a regular basis. For those partners that register through www.getrave.com/login/cuboulder you must still update your carrier information when you change numbers or carriers.
No. Your e-mail address and mobile phone number will only be provided to our CU Boulder Alerts vendor, RAVE Wireless, who will protect the data as stated under FERPA guidelines. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.colorado.edu/regulations/ferpa_guide.html
Opting out of the text alert portion of the system is strongly discouraged, as the information provided by CU Boulder Alerts can save your life during an emergency, threatening situation, or at the very least keep you from coming to campus on a snow closure day.
Active students, faculty, and staff cannot unsubscribe from the CU Boulder Alerts program. Your CU email will always remain registered and used to provide timely warnings and/or emergency notifications for situations that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.
If you were a student, faculty, or staff and are no longer affiliated with the University of Colorado Boulder please contact help@Colorado.EDU or call 303.735.HELP for further assistance.