PAWS Announcements Via Text Message
Exciting news! PAWS now offers a new way to communicate and receive important university information.
Communicators across campus, have, until now, been able to target specific groups of people on campus via either the Announcements channel on the PAWS Home tab or via email. Now, thanks to a collaborative effort with Student Computing, announcers also have the option to send time-sensitive, high priority information via text message through the PAWS Announcements system.
But U of S text messages are a two-way street. You may choose to receive, or not receive, announcement texts. Only those who opt-in will get U of S Announcement texts sent to their cell phones or other mobile devices.
To opt-in, click the “Mobile” icon at the bottom left of your Announcements channel on the PAWS Home tab. A separate window will open, where you can specify your operator and enter your cell number.
You'll still receive important information in your Announcements channel in PAWS and via email. If you sign up for text messages, you may also receive especially timely information – short notice changes, campus hazards or significant closures (spills, construction), or other unpredictable events that may affect groups of people at the university – via text. It's yet another way to stay informed about what’s happening at the U of S.
If you've got questions about PAWS announcements via text message, you may wish to read the text-messaging-specific FAQs. As always, you can get help with anything PAWS related by contacting the ITS Help Desk. We welcome your feedback, so please send us your comments or suggestions.