HSU Alert is the new campus emergency text notification system adopted by the University, effective 3/3/14. Beginning on that date, campus users are being asked to register for the service by entering a cellphone number in PeopleSoft via myHumboldt. Cellphone numbers previously registered in Account Center have been moved into PeopleSoft.
Campus email addresses for all active employees and students have also been transferred into HSU Alert, although text messaging is now the primary notification distribution system, as it is considerably faster for mass distribution than email. The only exceptions are Extended Education students, who will only be notified if they register their cellphone number; this process will also enroll them in email notifications.
Follow the steps below to add or update your emergency text notification number in HSU Alert. If you see a pop-up message when you log into myHumboldt, follow these instructions. The process is the same for everyone, but the entry point is different for students and for staff/faculty:
The Emergency Contact(s) tab displays your emergency contact information (who to contact if there is an emergency about you) and below that, the Emergency Text Message Number (the number to contact you at regarding a campus emergency). If no emergency text message number is listed for you, you'll see a warning message to this effect.
Staff & Faculty View:
To add a number:
You'll be returned to the PeopleSoft phone number entry page, where you can either make other changes or close the window.
Starting March 10th 2014, one of two HSU Alert popup messages will appear when you log into my Humboldt. If you have not yet entered a number, you'll see this message:
If you have already entered a number, you'll see this screen (with your number shown in the first line):
You must select one of the available options in order to proceed to myHumboldt; if you simply close the pop-up, it will reappear each time you log into myHumboldt until you do select an option. When you select an option, you'll be taken directly to the PeopleSoft screen where you can enter or update your information.
After this initial registration cycle, the popup will appear once a semester to ensure that your information in the HSU Alert system is up to date. You can change your emergency text notification cellphone number at any time through the myHumboldt pagelet.
Check out the FAQs on the HSU Alert service page or contact the Technology Help Desk at (707) 826-4357