CUNY Alert
Receive text or voice alerts of emergencies or weather related closings on your campus via mobile or home phone and email.

What is CUNY Alert?
CUNY Alert is an emergency notification system that enables 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 the CUNY campuses.

Depending upon the severity of the incident, CUNY Alert messages can range from specific instructions to general warnings. These notifications will be sent to members of your campus community who have signed up for CUNY Alert. 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 or formats to receive the messages. You’ll be asked to provide at least one email address. Your CUNY email address will be the main point of contact, to receive additional alerts via alternate emails or phone numbers for voice alerts and text messages log into CUNY First and add them to your CUNY Alert profile.  You may list more than 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 your preferred number for voice messages. We suggest that you avoid using a CUNY phone number so that you can be reached at all times.

How to Sign Up for CUNY Alert
Sign up for CUNY Alert by following the step-by-step instructions. You’ll be asked to provide at least one email 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 your preferred number for voice messages. We suggest that you avoid using a CUNY phone number so that you can be reached at all times.

For students, faculty and staff who are already registered with the CUNY Portal: Enter your Portal Username & Password, and click the Submit button below. At the top of the next page, click the CUNY Alert link. Digital signage around campus will also give alerts in the same manner. Students who have claimed CUNY First EMPLID’s will have to register with the CUNY Portal.