PSUAlert is Penn State's emergency notification system for students, faculty and staff. The system will be used to alert members of Penn State's campus communities of emergencies, campus closings and other urgent information. By using the PSUAlert Portal, students, faculty and staff can choose to receive PSUAlert messages by text message, voice message and e-mail. 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 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 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

The system will never be used to send advertising or spam messages.