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October 11, 2022

K-State Alerts test Oct. 12, important safety information

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The university will test the K-State Alerts system at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The test will include emails, text messages for those who have opted in, automated phone calls, push notifications through the Rave Guardian mobile app, university websites and digital signs, Alertus beacons, Facebook and Twitter. Following the test, a survey will be distributed to K-State Alerts users via email to evaluate the effectiveness of the test.

It is important to your safety to understand K-State Alerts and how to modify your settings.

This is urgent! 
K-State Alerts is used to announce campus emergencies and closures. Each message will start with "Urgent K-State Alert" followed by important information. Messages are delivered through multiple methods, including email, text, phone calls, social media and web postings, the Rave Guardian app and emergency beacons in buildings.  

Say yes to texts.
Students, faculty and staff automatically receive email alerts through their K-State eID and cannot unsubscribe. To ensure the most immediate notifications, it is recommended that all K-Staters take action to receive K-State Alerts by text message. To do so, you must sign up via K-State Connect under the "K-State Alerts" tab in the "Profile" section.  

Where are you located?  
Your alerts settings default to provide coverage for all three campuses, Manhattan, Salina and Olathe. You can change this setting in K-State Connect. You may also want to enroll in your county’s emergency notification system for additional safety awareness. 

Sharing is caring. 
You can add up to three phone numbers and three email addresses to your account. This is a good way to include family members in notifications if desired.  

Learn how to sign up to receive text messages and modify your settings.  

Read the K-State Alerts FAQ page for more information.