Update: Emergency Notification System
Your safety is Western Connecticut’s top concern. In support of that, we recently launched an initiative to further strengthen our emergency preparedness and communication plan using Everbridge—a leading provider of critical communication solutions. This system enables Western Connecticut to deliver critical information to our Western family about a wide variety of situations, including campus safety alerts, public health emergencies, campus evacuations, and class cancellations.
Western’s updated alert system enables university officials to communicate with students, staff, and faculty in minutes by sending a message through multiple contact methods—including email, text messaging, and phone calls. This is a free service to members of the Western community.
How the Emergency Notification System works
What you need to do
- Starting August 8, 2014, the WCSU will stop using the current MIR3 system and start using the new Everbridge Notification system. All user data will be automatically loaded from MIR3 into the new Everbridge system. NO action is needed at this time.
- During the first full week of the fall semester, you will receive two emails, the first reminding each of you about the need to register with the new system. The second email will be Everbridge system generated containing the link to register.