New system available to get campus emergency information

January 8, 2007

The Evergreen State College has recently added an Internet-based system called FlashAlert for disseminating college closure or other emergency information.

At the same time the information is transmitted to the news media, you can get the same emergency messages from the college delivered directly to your e-mail, or as a cell phone text message by signing up.

To register, go to and click the 'subscribe' button. The following page will allow you to add up to five e-mail or cell phone addresses to receive emergency information. When you are done, click "Update Email Addresses and Send Test Messages." A verification message will be sent to each of your listed addresses.

It's important to note that with the proliferation of spam -- and the resulting spam filters, it is impossible to completely guarantee message delivery to your inbox, since filters sometime block authentic messages. After adding or changing email addresses, have test messages sent to verify they will pass through e-mail server filters.

All addresses registered on the FlashAlert system will remain confidential and will not be released to any person or organization. Once a year, you will receive an email at your primary address asking if you wish to continue your subscription. For general information about the new system, go to

Please remember that emergency information will continue to be available at:

  • The campus Web site -
  • The recorded campus status message - available by calling 867-6000, selecting option 1
  • Local and regional news media