WarnMe: To receive emergency text messages, add your phone number

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WarnMe, the campus emergency warning service, became opt-out in March, so now is a good time to make sure you’ve added your current phone number, if you’d prefer to receive a text message in case of an emergency. Currently, the only information the system has on file for all students, faculty, and staff — unless you’ve added it — is your berkeley.edu email address.

Anyone seeking to change or add contact information can go to the WarnMe website (https://warnme.berkeley.edu) and log in as a student or faculty/staff member. Anyone wishing to opt out of WarnMe can also do so by logging in through the WarnMe website and scrolling down the page. Please note that it can take up to 24 hours before a new account or changes to an existing account take effect.

WarnMe is just one part of the campus’s emergency communications system. In all emergencies, natural disasters and other crises, information will also be posted on the campus home page or on the backup off-site emergency website. It will also be recorded on the off-site, toll-free emergency number (1-800-705-9998), campus radio station (KALX 90.7 FM), and posted to @UC Berkeley Twitter and the UC Berkeley Facebook page.