Does the University have a text messaging system?

Yes. The University has established the MessageMe emergency notification 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 active faculty, staff, students, and other community members who are likely to be on campus are automatically enrolled in MessageMe. However, your information may not be complete. Harvard community members should update their contact preferences in MessageMe annually. To review your MessageMe profile, visit

See also: Emergencies