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February 25th, 2008: Students, faculty and staff are urged to sign up for “CUNY A!ert”, the University’s new emergency notification system that provides text or voice notifications of campus emergencies or weather related closings.

“CUNY A!ert” is a new emergency notification system that will enable the University’s campuses to advise students, faculty and staff of an emergency (a severe hurricane or snowstorm, for example), and provide timely information to protect lives and minimize campus disruption.

Depending upon the severity of the incident, “CUNY A!ert” messages range from specific instructions to general warnings. Notifications will be sent to members of the Baruch campus community who have signed up for “CUNY A!ert.” Messages can be received via cell phone (text and/or voice), land line telephone, and e-mail. Participants must “opt in” to receive alerts, and can choose preferred format or formats to receive the messages.

To sign up for “CUNY A!ert” at Baruch visit www.cuny.edu/alert for step-by-step instructions. Registrants are asked to provide at least one email address. For text message alerts a cell phone number and a provider to receive text message alerts may be listed. To receive voice alerts, a phone number — either cell phone or land line — may be listed.

Enrolled students, including continuing education students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community, are eligible to sign up.

“CUNY A!ert” will be activated in March 2008. CUNY has worked with the State Emergency Management Office to utilize the state’s all-hazards alert and notification system, NY-Alert, for use by the CUNY campuses.

Click here for a special CUNY A!ert poster. And visit www.cuny.edu/alert and sign up now!