The Oakland University Police Department will perform a campus-wide test for their text message alert system Feb. 12 at 1 p.m.
Using the cell phones of registered users, university police and communications personnel are able to distribute information necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the campus community, according to OU’s website. The system is also used to notify users of any university closure or campus wide cancellation of classes.
Voice alerts are also available for those with phones that do not have text messaging capability, according to OU.
Those who want to participate are recommended to register at least 24 hours in advance to allow for account activation. Former system users who have not had an active oakland.edu email account for more than 12 months must re-register to renew their subscription, and any user who has obtained a new cell phone number since registering for text alerts will need to update their account, according to OU.