Central Alert

Emergency Notification System

Central Alert

Central Michigan University is committed to the safety and well-being of everyone in the university community. Under the leadership of its Crisis Core Group, CMU is implementing measures to enhance communication in the event of an emergency.
If an emergency occurs that may delay operations or close the university, all students, faculty, and staff currently are notified via e-mail to their CMU e-mail address.
In addition, CMU now offers an emergency notification system – Central Alert – to provide information to users by phone, e-mail, or text messaging. To receive emergency news alerts, all interested students, faculty and staff must register to participate in the Central Alert system.
Students, faculty and staff will be asked to provide their direct contact information to ensure they will be notified in the most-timely manner. This emergency contact information may include: an alternate e-mail address, home phone number, cell phone number, and/or SMS (text).

To Register/Unregister:

You need to sign into Centrallink, click the My Account link, click Central Alert, and add/update/take out your information. Students have the option to "opt in" or "opt out" for Central Alert. You can also use this link:


If you have any problems please contact the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Help Desk at (989) 774-3662, or for an online chat session by click OIT's web site.