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Emergency Notification System

What the Emergency Notification System is:

A method to communicate effectively emergency information to a large number of people at virtually the same time.

The Emergency Notification System is not:

It is not a way to send non-emergency, routine, or spam messages.

When will the Emergency Notification System be used?

It allows the College to contact the community in the event of an emergency by sending messages via

  • Text message to cell phones or mobile devices
  • Voice message (mobile or land-line)
  • Email to your campus email address

Example Situations

  • Facility emergencies
  • Potential life-threatening situations on campus
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Activation of emergency response teams

Why would I not receive these messages?

  • If you are not a registered student or an active College employee at the time of notification
  • If the information provided to the College is not up-to-date
  • Issues with your mobile device service provider
  • Spam filter may have blocked an email from being delivered

How Can I Update my Contact Information?

All student, faculty, and staff email addresses are entered into the system automatically. Everyone is encouraged to provide multiple means of contact. For many, the most effective means is text message and cell phone. Typically, SMS text messages are delivered fastest. Delays may occur depending on the campus email pipeline.

It is the responsibility of students, faculty, and staff to make sure their information is accurate and up to date in order to receive notifications.

  • Students are directed to this form on TheHub during 'e-check in'.
  • Faculty and staff will receive an email annually asking that they go to TheHub and complete or update their information.


Please note that the Colleges uses mobile, home, and on-campus office numbers recorded in these College systems for the emergency notification system and it will be used only for emergency notification purposes.

Participant Conduct

This service is designed to alert individual participants when an emergency occurs requiring the College community attention or action. It is College policy that participants:

  • DO input their information completely and accurately
  • DO update their information when it changes
  • DO NOT input false contact information
  • DO NOT input others' contact information

Costs of Service

The emergency notification system system is provided free of charge to active staff, faculty, and students. There is no cost associated with participation in the service. Participants are, however, responsible for charges made by service providers related to text messages and mobile phone calls, including test messages.


The emergency notification system will be tested once a semester and over each summer. Additional testing may be conducted as part of drills and exercises, or as necessary.

Violations or for More Information

To report any violations of these terms of use or request information about the emergency notification system, contact campus safety and security.

Emergency Notifications
Keep your contact info up to date on TheHub
The Emergency Notification System automatically sends emergency alert messages, including closings and delays, via email to all students, faculty, and staff. Update your contact info on TheHub to receive these alerts via text and voice as well.
Log in to TheHub
Stay In Touch
With Campus Safety and Security
Snail Mail
Department of Campus Safety and Security
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002