ODU Launches New Alert System
Old Dominion University launched a new emergency communications system Tuesday, May 27.
An e-mail invitation has been sent to the ODU e-mail account for all students, faculty and staff - whether registered users of the old system or not - to register for the new system.
The subject line for the message will read: "ODU Invites You to Register for New Alert System" and will be generated from "Old Dominion University Technical Support Center, firstname.lastname@example.org." The e-mail will provide directions and a link to complete your registration.
Please note: the only way to register for the new system is through the e-mail invitation.
Faculty and staff who do not have an ODU e-mail account should request one from OCCS. Follow this link for instructions: http://occs.odu.edu/accounts/facemail/index.shtml
ODU students who have not activated their ODU e-mail account must first log into their MIDAS account to do so. Follow this link for instructions: http://bloodstone.ts.odu.edu/ODU/student/acctreq.nsf/MidasNewAcctRedirect?OpenForm
The new system, InstaCom Campus Alert from 3n Global, enables the university to communicate with the campus community in minutes via a number of contact methods - e-mail, text messaging and voice messages to cellular or landline phones.
When an emergency communication is sent, the system will contact you in order of your preference until you confirm receipt of the emergency message. Messages will only be sent in emergency situations, including campus emergencies and serious weather events, and for occasional testing of the system.
Please register as soon as you receive the invitation e-mail. Having your latest contact information in our notification system is the only way to ensure that we can quickly communicate with you in an emergency.
Thank you for your participation in this important program.
This article was posted on: May 27, 2008
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