Text message alert system test set for Sept. 27

The Oakland University Police Department uses text message alerts to ensure that in the event of an emergency, everyone on campus will receive critical information as quickly as possible.

In order to receive emergency text messages, however, you must register for the service. Anyone with an active OU e-mail account and Grizz ID number can register quickly, easily and at no cost on the OU website.

Alerts will be sent only when there is an imminent threat of danger to people on campus, or in the event of a university closure, campus-wide cancellation of classes or declaration of a snow emergency.

An exception to these guidelines is a system test conducted each semester. Please note that the fall 2017 system test will take place at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27.

As a reminder, those who have not had an active university e-mail account for more than 12 months or who have changed their cell phone number since they registered for text message alerts must update their contact information using the registration link above.

Registered users who have ensured their contact information is up to date and do not receive a text alert test message on Wednesday should report this to servicedesk@oupolice.com.

Best wishes for the fall 2017 semester, and thank you for helping to keep Oakland University the tthird-safest campus in the United States.

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