- Click on the University's homepage to find Adverse Weather Policy advisories, which are posted within 15 minutes of official notification. If you don't see an Adverse Weather link when you open the page, hit your "refresh" button.
- You can sign up for text messaging to receive emergency information on a personal communication device.
- You can also get the latest information by calling the University's emergency call-in line at (919) 513-8888. Updated messages are recorded within minutes of official notification.
- Information is disseminated through local media outlets and is also broadcast in banner format on WolfBytes, channel 85.
- Emergency broadcast messages are distributed to all Google and GroupWise users. These are given "Priority 1" status and should arrive in your e-mailboxes within 1-2 hours of notification.
WolfAlert Audible Alert System – The WolfAlert system is an audible warning system which consists of speakers mounted on poles or building roofs at various locations across campus. In the event of certain emergencies, either tones or brief messages will be broadcast over these speakers to notify persons located outside of buildings to take certain action. Typically, this message will be to seek shelter in a nearby building and tune in to the various media described above for further information. Additional information on the WolfAlert system is available at www.ncsu.edu/emergency-information. WolfAlert is tested on the first Monday of every month at 12:15 p.m. To sign up for WolfAlert, use the online sign up form.
In order to receive WolfAlert text messages, a student's cell phone number must be accurately recorded in MyPack Portal and their cell phone must have the ability to accept text messages from short codes, or five digit phone numbers. Text messages originating from mass messaging systems, such as the one used to produce WolfAlerts, use short codes in place of traditional ten digits phone numbers as the 'Sent From' phone number that appears on your phone when you receive a text message. Some cell phone carriers block messages that originate from short codes unless you specifically request otherwise. If you have problems receiving text messages from WolfAlert, contact your cell phone provider and request for short codes to be allowed to your phone. The short code used for WolfAlert is 84469.