Admissions & Aid
CUNY A!ert is an emergency notification system that will enable the university’s campuses to advise students, faculty and staff of an emergency (a severe hurricane or snowstorm, for example), and provide timely information to protect lives and minimize campus disruption.
CUNY has worked with the State Emergency Management Office to utilize the state’s all-hazards alert and notification system, NY-Alert, for use by all the CUNY campuses.
Depending upon the severity of the incident, CUNY A!ert messages can range from specific instructions to general warnings. These notifications will be sent to members of the campus community who have signed up for CUNY A!ert. Messages can be received via cell phone (text and/or voice), land-line telephone and e-mail. You must “opt in” to receive alerts, and you can choose your preferred format(s) to receive the messages.
Enrolled students (including continuing education students), staff, faculty and other members of the campus community are eligible to sign up for CUNY A!ert. You will be asked to provide at least one e-mail address. You may also include a cell phone number and a provider to receive text message alerts and a phone number, either cell or land line, to receive voice alerts. You may list one phone number for each of these options, but you should be aware that the alert system will attempt to contact every number you list. Therefore, we advise that you list your preferred number for text messaging and/or voice messages. We suggest that you avoid using a CUNY phone number so that you can be reached at all times.
Once you complete your registration, there is a 24- to 48-hour time period required to validate your registration and activate your account to receive alerts.
The CUNY A!ert system:
Primarily, you may receive messages for emergency events, such as: