Central Alert

Emergency Notification System

Central Alert

Central Michigan University (CMU) is committed to the safety and well-being of everyone in the university community.  CMU has implemented measures to increase 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 will be notified via email to their CMU email address.
In addition, CMU offers an emergency notification system – Central Alert – to provide information to users by phone, email, or text messaging.  The majority of faculty, staff and students are opted into the Central Alert system automatically. However, we strongly encourage everyone to visit the Central Alert registration page to verify your subscription information.

Students, faculty and staff are 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 email address, home phone number, cell phone number, and/or SMS (text).

Subscription data for Central Alert is updated weekly. If you sign up for Central Alert or modify your contact information, please expect that it may take up to one week for your enrollment to be registered.

To Register/Unregister:

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.
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