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Test of HSC Alert emergency notification system is on Feb. 17

Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 · Volume: XLV · Issue: 3


You can designate up to two text-enabled cell phones and one personal e-mail account to receive HSC Alert messages about campus emergencies or closures.
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You can designate up to two text-enabled cell phones and one personal e-mail account to receive HSC Alert messages about campus emergencies or closures. clear graphic

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The UT Health Science Center San Antonio will conduct a test of the HSC Alert system on Friday, Feb. 17.

HSC Alert is the text and e-mail notification system for emergencies and campus closures at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Faculty, staff and students can designate up to two cell phones with text-messaging service and one personal e-mail address to receive HSC Alert messages.

Medical residents can receive e-mail messages about campus emergencies or closures, but will not receive text messages.

“If you have a uthscsa.edu e-mail address, you will receive HSC Alert messages automatically through that e-mail account, but if you are not at your computer or don’t have that e-mail account open, you may miss an important message,” said Mary DeLay, chief of staff and communications at the Health Science Center. “That is why we are urging you to take the time now to sign up or update your contact information for your cell phones and an additional e-mail address to increase your chances of being notified in a direct, timely manner should we have an emergency on campus.”

How to sign up
Please log on to the portal and designate up to two text-enabled cell phones and one alternate e-mail address by Feb. 16 to be included in the test of the HSC Alert system on Feb. 17: Selecting campus groups
In addition, faculty, staff and students can be included in one or more campus groups to receive HSC Alert messages. This is especially helpful for people who work at or visit more than one campus. Medical residents can designate one or more campuses (cities of Health Science Center campuses) through their academic coordinators. If you need assistance, please contact the IMS Service Desk at 7-7777.

 
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