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Notification Methods

To learn what you should do in case of an emergency, visit tamu.edu/emergency. In an emergency, Texas A&M will post additional emergency updates and announcements at emergency.tamu.edu when they become available. Texas A&M will also communicate important emergency information with local television and radio outlets.

Text Message

Text messaging is a faster notification method than email, so we encourage campus members to register for text message alerts. Texas A&M University students, faculty and staff who have a Texas A&M NetID and password can register one number to receive SMS text message alerts. By limiting this feature to campus members, emergency notifications can be delivered as quickly as possible. You must sign up to receive text message alerts.

Texas A&M Email

Code Maroon emergency alerts will automatically be sent to all Texas A&M Gmail accounts ending with "@email.tamu.edu" and Texas A&M Exchange email addresses. Recent tests indicate text messaging is a faster notification method than email, so we encourage campus members to register for text message alerts and Texas A&M Exchange accounts managed by Texas A&M Information Technology.

KAMU-FM Radio

Code Maroon emergency alerts are broadcast on KAMU 90.9FM. KAMU exists primarily to provide public broadcasting to the Brazos Valley area, but is also involved in the academic mission of Texas A&M. Emergency alerts are not aired via online broadcast streams.

Campus Cable Television

Code Maroon emergency alerts are broadcast on air on KAMU Television. If you are watching television on campus, the alert will air on all television stations. If you are watching a television not hooked into the campus cable system, the alert will air on channels 12-1, 12-2 and 12-3 for non-cable viewers and channel 4 for cable viewers. Emergency alerts are not aired via online broadcast streams.

Classroom Speakers

Code Maroon emergency alerts are automatically broadcast over loudspeakers in Registrar-controlled classrooms. This enables students and instructors to get alerts when cell phones have been silenced or where cellular signals are weak.

Emergency Alert System (EAS) Radios

Each university department on campus receives an EAS radio at no cost. To purchase an EAS radio, fill out this EAS work order and fax to 979.847.1111, email to tcom-request@tamu.edu or send to Mail Stop 1174. To set up and operate an EAS radio, view the PDF quick guide or contact Texas A&M Information Technology at 979.845.1020.

Computer Alerts

Texas A&M University students, faculty and staff can receive Code Maroon computer alerts by installing the Desktop Notifier on personal computers or laptops. The alerts will only be received if your computer is connected to the Texas A&M Network. The Desktop Notifier is enabled on all classroom computers and computers managed by the Open Access Labs. Contact your IT support staff to see whether you have the Desktop Notifier installed on your university-owned computer.

RSS

http://codemaroon.tamu.edu/feed.xml

Anyone can receive Code Maroon emergency alerts on their computer by subscribing to Code Maroon’s RSS feed. You can receive the alerts through your email client (Microsoft Outlook or Novell GroupWise), various news readers (My Yahoo, Google Reader, etc.) or your Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.).

To learn how to set up RSS to receive Code Maroon alerts, click Public Access. If you need someone to walk you through the set-up process, call Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300.

Fire Alarm Speakers

Code Maroon emergency alerts are automatically broadcast over compatible fire alarm speakers in many buildings across campus. This enables campus members to get alerts when cell phones have been silenced or where cellular signals are weak.