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Emergency Alert System

Should weather conditions necessitate class cancellations or campus closings, students will be notified by text message, email, announcements over local television and radio stations, and by a recorded message on the campus telephone system. Please note that just because one campus is closed due to weather or other conditions, do not assume that all campuses will be closed. Contact the campus you are attending or the instructor for specific class information. 

PCCUA is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment that promotes student success.  We strongly encourage our students to register their mobile phone numbers with our Emergency Notification System, Send Word Now. This is voluntary, and there is no cost to register for the system. Depending on your mobile phone plan, you may be charged for the text message that is sent to you.

Please click here to access the My Ridgenet portal and register for the new Emergency Notification System. In order to make sure we have accurate information, we ask that all returning students re-register for the new service. No information from previous semesters will be carried over into this system. 

Disclaimer: Send Word Now is a vital part of the PCCUA emergency notification plan. While no communication system can be 100% effective, students who do not choose to register for Send Word Now will not receive emergency notifications via their mobile telephones. By opting out, you are declining to be informed of information that may be of great importance.