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October 19, 2020

U-M moves to new emergency alert notification provider, campus encouraged to verify information.

All three University of Michigan campuses  moved to a new emergency alert notification system this weekend.

To help increase reliability, communication send time, reporting, and ease of use, U-M selected the Rave Alert platform.

In order to help accelerate the delivery of important emergency notifications, a secondary system has been added so that — when needed — emergency messages can be simultaneously  posted to the university website, social media channels, desk and laptops, and digital message boards. 

Faculty, staff and student contact information was pulled from the old system, Wolverine Access or UM-Dearborn Connect (for students). Students, faculty and staff are asked to verify their mobile number is correct in the system by Friday, Oct. 23. 

UM-Dearborn students, faculty and staff must sign into the network and accept the Rave Alert terms and conditions before verifying their information. 

“One of the most important safety measures members of the UM-Dearborn community can take today is ensuring that they will receive an alert when there’s an emergency on campus,” says Emergency Management Director Laura Drabczyk.

While verifying your mobile number, students, faculty and staff can also add additional phone numbers in the system and enroll to receive alerts from any U-M campus. 

The UM-Dearborn Emergency Alert is an urgent, mass notification system that keeps students, faculty and staff informed about major active emergencies on campus. The university uses the system to provide timely and accurate information that empowers members of the campus community to make critical decisions about their safety during an emergency.  

Other ways to stay informed during an emergency? TwitterFacebook, the UM-Dearborn homepage and UM-Dearborn digital displays across campus will share emergency information.


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