|In the event of an emergency, we’d like
to be able to inform you quickly. While alerts will automatically be
sent to all email addresses ending in “yu.edu” it’s vital that you
register your phone, text device or PDA so we can reach you when you’re
away from a computer.
Potential Text Messages
Text-messages are brief, usually limited
to about 160 characters. So Yeshiva University alerts will be brief and
frequently direct you to another communication channel (YU home page,
hotline or email) for more complete information. These sources may not
be updated as rapidly as the text message is delivered, but information
will be posted or sent as quickly as possible. When you receive a
message, the affected campus or facility will be identified. Please pay
attention to the location of the alert and react accordingly.
Situations that may prompt an alert
- Campus or facility closing
- Criminal activity
- Dangerous situation
When You Receive a Message from
When you receive a message from Yeshiva
University, your caller ID for voice messages will display
877-982-2222 (877-YU2-2222). Email messages will be sent from
firstname.lastname@example.org. SMS text messages
will be sent from 55626. Please ensure the spam filters in your
email software are set to keep emergency emails out of the junk folder.
Cell phone or SMS numbers provided to
Yeshiva University for the purpose of receiving emergency alerts will
not be used for any other purpose (system tests may be conducted as
needed) and will be kept strictly confidential. To facilitate the
creation of accounts on this system the vendor (MessageOne) will only
receive each user's full name, university-supplied email address and
basic demographic information such as what campus you are located on.
They have agreed to keep this information confidential.
Even if you have supplied personal
contact information as part of an application or other process, you must
still register your devices here, with this service. This protects your
personal information and is in the spirit of our "opt-in" policy for
privately owned communication devices.