University of Scranton faculty, staff and students are asked to verify and update their contact information in order to receive notices of emergencies, school closings or delays via email, text and phone messages. This update/verification is requested each semester.
The ability to communicate in several ways increases the effectiveness and timely delivery of alerts and gives faculty, staff and students greater flexibility in how they wish to be notified. For instance, most cellphone carriers give priority to voice message delivery over SMS text messages.
University email addresses are already registered to receive alerts. Faculty, staff and students can register up to three numbers to receive voice and text messages, and up to two additional email accounts.
Members of the University community can register through the Local Contact/Emergency Notification System Registration link from My.Scranton. Those already registered can use this link to update contact information. An ENS tab on My.Scranton.com will also be activated to remind you of this request.
The University of Scranton uses Connect-ED by Blackboard Connect, Inc. to send alerts. The email address for alerts will be firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add it to your email addresses to keep alerts from being tagged as spam in your email filter system. University of Scranton emergency notification phone alerts will display the number 570-941-5427. Text alerts will originate from 23177 or 63079. Please save these numbers to your contacts so that you can identify future emergency notification alerts.
Faculty and staff who are also registered students are also asked to update their local address information each semester.
The University will test the emergency notification system once each semester. The spring semester test alert is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13.