Faculty, staff and students can now sign up in PAWS to receive timely information and need-to-know campus news on their text-enabled mobile devices. All members of the campus community will still receive these important messages by email, whether they carry mobile devices and have signed up for this new service or not.
This new service allows members of our increasingly connected campus community to benefit from timely information delivered directly to them regardless of their location.
- Phase one, launched today, allows designated staff to send high-priority notices about unexpected events, such as hazards on campus or weather alerts, by text message.
- Phase two, beginning in early January, will allow instructors to send time-sensitive information to students taking their courses. Instructors are invited to explore text messaging as a way to communicate with their students at the beginning of the next academic term.
To sign up for PAWS text messaging:
- log into PAWS and choose the “Mobile” link in the PAWS Announcements channel;
- enter the 10-digit telephone number associated with your mobile device and click “Save”.