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As announced earlier this year, the University is transitioning to a new emergency alerts system, called PSUAlert, away from the old service known as PSUTXT. You are strongly encouraged to take a few minutes now to add your cell phone number and other contact information to the new system by visiting the PSUAlert portal at http://psualert.psu.edu/. There, you also can manage your campus subscriptions to ensure that you will receive alerts from all desired Penn State campuses. Taking these brief steps now will help authorities to reach you with critical information in the event of an emergency.

As a student, faculty member or staff member, you will receive all future emergency alerts for your home campus at your Penn State email address. By visiting the PSUAlert portal at http://psualert.psu.edu/ and logging in using your Penn State Access Account user ID and password, you also can sign up to receive emergency alerts:

  • By text message at as many as three cellphone numbers (including the option to receive alerts by automated voice message);
  • By email at two addresses (in addition to your Penn State email address); and
  • By automated voice message at up to three phone numbers (cellphone or landline).

To sign up, and for more information including answers to frequently asked questions, go to http://psualert.psu.edu/.

Current PSUTXT subscribers

Students, faculty and staff who currently receive messages via the expiring PSUTXT system will need to re--enter their emergency contact information using the PSUAlert portal. No subscriber information will be carried over from PSUTXT to PSUAlert, so it is imperative that current PSUTXT subscribers take this step. Penn State officials will send emergency alerts using both systems until the end of the day on June 30, at which point PSUAlert will become the University’s sole emergency messaging system.


Penn State DuBois encourages students, faculty, and staff to enroll in PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that lets you know via cell phone when the campus is closed due to weather conditions, or if the campus has an emergency situation. Sign up for PSUTXT and - when necessary - Penn State DuBois will send a text message alert directly to your cell phone and/or e-mail account.

While individuals' phone plans may charge for receipt of text messages, subscription to the PSUTXT service is free. All news feeds are optional. You will only receive messages from feeds that you specifically select. Any cell phone number registered with the service is protected by encryption and will be used exclusively for this service.

Use either your PSU AccessID or the account that you created to sign up to PSUTXT originally.   For those who created an account, you may use the “Forgot” links to help you remember your account information.

  • If you are unable to login, please contact PSUTXT Support (live@psu.edu) with your name and cell phone number and they can delete your account for you.

If you have questions, contact Brian Hart at bah22@psu.edu, John Luchini at jbl1@psu.edu, or PSUTXT Support at live@psu.edu.