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CarlAlert

What is CarlAlert?

Carleton's CarlAlert Emergency Notification Service is an "Opt-Out" benefit.

In the event of a campus emergency students, faculty, and staff who do not opt-out of the service will receive emergency text messages on their mobile phones, Carleton.edu email address, and if they so desire, their personal email address. These messages will also be displayed on the monitors of College-owned computers as well as public video monitors throughout campus.

How do I Sign Up?

Go to the member portal registration page to sign-up for alerts to your personal e-mail and cell phone.  Community members have described the process as quick, painless, and easy!   

Do I need to sign up?

We encourage everyone to sign up for the emergency notification service at their earliest convenience. In order to add additional or update existing cell phone numbers and email addresses to your account, use the Change Notification Settings link. New faculty and staff who have not subscribed prior to the service test each term will automatically have their campus email address enrolled in the system. New students who have not subscribed prior to the Fall term service test will automatically have their campus email enrolled, along with the cell phone number on file at that time. If you decide to opt-out of the service, emergency and test messages will NO LONGER be delivered to your email or phone.

UNLESS YOU OPT-OUT OF THIS SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO RECEIVE ALL EMERGENCY AND SYSTEM TEST MESSAGES.

When will this service be used?

With the exception of periodic tests to ensure that the system is working properly, this service will only be used in the event of a time-sensitive campus emergency.

Who can send emergency notifications?

Only individuals in Security, the President's and College Relations offices, the Dean of Students, the Dean of the College, and the V.P. & Treasurer have access to generate an emergency notification through this system.

How will it be tested?

Testing of the CarlAlert system happens periodically according to the requirements in the Clery Act.  The College notifies the Carleton community prior to a test.

Will it cost me anything?

No, unless your wireless carrier charges for SMS text messages.

How do I opt-out?

If you have a cell phone number or e-mail entered in the CarlAlert system, you can opt-out through your personal member portal.

Can I change my cell phone number and/or personal email address?

Yes, you can make those changes in your personal member portal. 

What do I do if I receive notice of an emergency through this service?

Notices will contain instructions on how to respond.