Students must enter mobile phone contact information in Student Essentials to receive CornellALERT text messages.
- Visit the Student Essentials portal
- Click the Sign In link at the top of the page
- Under the Personal tab click the Update Phone Numbers link
- Enter a cell phone number in the Phone Numbers entry page.
By entering your cell phone number, 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.