KALAMAZOO—Members of the Western Michigan University community who have registered to receive emergency information through WMU Alert should check the phone number they have registered to ensure prompt notification.
A new alert system that notifies registrants by both text message and phone call became operational in 2013. Its first major uses were on Jan. 6 and 7, when the campus was closed due to severe weather. This is the first year WMU Alert has been utilized for weather closures.
University landlines cannot receive text messages
Since University landlines—387-, 276- and 964- exchanges—are not text capable, users need to be sure they have registered a cell phone and enabled the "text" option to receive emergency information via text message. To receive a phone call with emergency information, users must enable the "voice" option in the WMU Alert registration.
To check your WMU Alert registration, log in to GoWMU and click on the WMU Alert icon. Your current registration information will appear and changes can be made on that page.