Yes. The University has established the MessageMe communications system to send text messages to the cell phones of students, faculty and staff in the event of a life-threatening, campus-wide emergency. This system complements the other emergency communications capabilities the University has in place, which include emergency web sites, broadcast email, phone conference bridges, and voice messaging systems.
All persons with a Harvard ID are eligible to sign up for the MessageMe service. They must have a cell phone that is equipped to receive text mail messages. Users of the service are required to update their contact information annually at the start of the academic year by logging on to http://messageme.harvard.edu. Members of the Harvard community are not required to sign up for the MessageMe service.