Universities move to keep students safe
That is an important detail that will have an impact during an emergency situation. All students should register their important phone numbers as quickly as possible to ensure they will be informed in case of emergency.
This is a critical step taken by the university system toward keeping everyone on campus safe. The new method of notification will be used in addition to the e-mail service already in place. But the cell phone method will meet the need for urgency better than e-mail.