Watch for Mason Alert Test

Posted: September 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m., the Mason Alert system will send out a test message. If you have signed up to receive alerts and do not receive the test message, go to or text the keyword “Mason” to 411911 on your cell phone. You can also change or add notification information.

Mason Alert is an information system designed to give students, faculty and staff immediate access to emergency announcements, notifications and updates during times of a campus or area crisis.

Registered individuals receive messages at their e-mail addresses or on their cell phones, text pagers, BlackBerrys or wireless PDAs. Registration is free and open indefinitely. Those registering for the service automatically receive all university-wide emergency notifications, but may choose which other alerts they want to receive.

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