Register Your Cell Phone
Students, faculty and staff, be sure to register your cell phone number in the campus directory to receive emergency text messages from the University.
Visit the Onyen Services page at https://improv.itsapps.unc.edu and select the Update AlertCarolina Number link from the menu.
Enter your cell phone number (for an SMS-capable phone) in the Register this number field and click Next.
You can also register your cell number whenever you update your Onyen password or check your password expiration date.
Unless your cell phone is provided and paid for by the University, your number will be treated as confidential information. Providing your number will not result in it becoming public.
The mobile applications CarolinaGO and LiveSafe also receive Alert Carolina messages.
The University has implemented Smart911, a system that allows faculty, staff and students to register information they want campus police to have if they call 911 from their cell phones and the call goes directly to campus police or is routed to campus police from an off-campus 911 center. Smart911 is a free service. A joint program of the Department of Public Safety and the Division of Student Affairs, Smart911 builds on the technology of Rave Wireless.
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