Maroon Alerts

What are Maroon Alerts?

Maroon Alerts is Roanoke College's emergency notification system. It allows College officials to contact faculty, staff and students via text messages to cell phones and similar devices as well as send instant e-mail communications in the event of an emergency or severe weather conditions. Notices also are sent when weather emergencies necessitate a closing or delayed schedule for the College.

It is the responsibility of each student, faculty and staff member to enroll in the program and thus receive notifications. Members of the College community are strongly encouraged to enroll in the program.

How do I sign up for text message alerts?

Complete the online form. (You'll need to create a separate user name and password from your Roanoke College account.)

After you hit Create Account, a confirmation page will appear and ask you for your validation code.

Check your cell phone — You should receive a text message with a 4 digit validation code. (The message should come from e2campus@omnilert.net.)

Enter the code on the confirmation page and hit Validate. That's it - you're signed up!


What if I can't receive text messages?
If you don't have a cell phone or your cell phone doesn't support text messaging, then you can sign up to receive email alerts.