Sign Up for Emergency Text Message Notifications

In the event of an urgent situation, the University's Emergency Text Message Notification System is the most convenient and reliable means of getting real-time up-to-date in formation to you. Some possible scenarios for Columbia choosing to send you a text message include weather emergencies, major transit interruptions and campus closures.


  • Log in to with your UNI and password
  • Under "Text Message Enrollment," enter your mobile phone number
  • Click "Save"

Faculty & Staff Text Messaging Enrollment instructions

Text message notifications will be used only in rare circumstances to notify you of critical information regarding urgent situations.

The University conducts tests of the Text Message Notification System twice a year. Members of the community are notified of the test in advance. These tests will not require you to do anything, and will provide familiarity with the text message notification system in the event that we need to use it for urgent information.