MSU Alert is a notification system to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. The system delivers emergency messages through text messaging to mobile phones and e-mails, as well as voice messages to personal phones. Examples of emergency notifications may include active shooter, earthquakes, and evacuations.
In 2018, Montana State University entered into a partnership with Gallatin County to produce a fortified and integrated emergency notification system powered by Everbridge. This partnership allows enhanced communications between MSU and Gallatin County during the time of a life threatening emergency. Previously, MSU Alerts were only sent regarding issues within the immediate university property lines. The upgraded system now allows users to receive emergency notifications of events occurring within Gallatin County that could affect the MSU community.
How to Receive Alerts:
All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled into the MSU Alert system. Contact information provided to the MSU Alert system is gathered from students and employees MyInfo accounts. Please ensure your MyInfo account is up to date with your current cell phone number, work email, and personal email addresses.
The local community, family, and friends are encouraged to opt in to the university Emergency Notification system by texting “montanastate” to 888-777. Opt-in steps can be found here.
To opt out of MSU Alerts simply:
- Reply “STOP” to any SMS communications you receive from the system
- Follow the provided link located at the bottom of email communications
- Follow prompts given during phone communications
For additional information regarding MSU Alert, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page located here.
For additional information regarding MSU Alert messages, please visit the MSU Alert example messages page located here.