About MSUN Alert

MSUN Alert is a notification system to deliver critical information to MSU-Northern students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. The system delivers emergency messages through text messaging. 

Students, faculty and staff are loaded in the notification system using cell phone numbers from MyInfo. If you do not have a number listed in the cell phone field MyInfo, you will not receive the notifications. All students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to review and if necessary update, your information in MyInfo. (See: How to update personal information in MyInfo)

MSUN Alert will only be used for emergency notifications, testing and maintenance of the system. Tests are expected to be conducted once a year. You will not receive spam through the MSUN Alert system.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know when a text is from MSUN Alert?
Your MSU-Northern Alert messages will come to you from the number (833) 497-3875 and have "MSUN Emergency Alert System" as the first line. If you add this number as “MSUN Alert” in your phone, you will know when MSU-Northern is texting you.

What type of alerts will I receive?
You will only receive emergency notifications and campus closings issued by MSU-Northern. 

Does MSUNAlert cost anything to use?
There is no cost for an individual who has registered for the alerts; however, if your calling plan doesn't include text messaging your cell phone carrier will charge you to receive text messages, so please check your plan.

Will all cell phone carriers deliver MSU-Northern Alert messages?
Yes.

Will I receive ads or SPAM on my phone?
No. The system will only be used for emergency messages.

I don’t use text messages. Can I receive MSUN Alerts by email? 
Yes. Emergency messages are also sent to students official MSUN and Brightspace emails, and to faculty and staff MSUN email addresses.  

What if my cellular number changes during the year?
You are responsible for keeping your MyInfo information up-to-date. MSUN has no way of knowing if you are using a different cellular number unless you make changes to your MyInfo account.