CornellALERT messages are emergency notifications sent to the Cornell community any time there is an imminent threat to the safety of the community.
Cornell community members receive CornellALERT emergency messages on the mobile phone number listed in their Cornell personal contact information. We encourage all members of the Cornell community to enter a mobile phone number in their personal record so they receive these important alert messages.
Please refer to the following web pages on how to enter your mobile phone number.
Student Instructions to enter contact information in Student Essentials
Employee Instructions to enter contact information in Workday
Affiliates should enter their contact information in Who I Am under the Electronic Directory tab.
Cornell community members can also receive CornellALERT messages by installing the Rave Guardian app on your phone and activating it for the Cornell Ithaca Campus.
Visitors to Cornell’s Ithaca campus can sign up to receive CornellALERT text notifications by texting “CornellVisitor” to 226787. You can stop receiving messages at any time by texting “stop” to 226787. On August 1st of each year there will be a system generated “stop” at which point you will need to re-enroll if you wish to continue receiving CornellALERT messages.
By entering your cell phone number in one of the above locations, you indicate you want to receive emergency text alerts and/or voice phone messages and accept responsibility for any data charges or fees that may occur. Cornell University will do its best to send emergency alerts for imminent threats to health and safety or for changes in university operations (e.g., closures, delayed start).
If you choose to not provide your cell phone number, or you do not have a cell phone, you understand you will not receive emergency text alerts from Cornell University. You will continue to receive alert email messages in your @cornell.edu mailbox.