PennWest California Alert

PennWest California offers a free emergency alert text messaging service. This optional service will be used only for severe campus emergencies. In emergencies such as fatal fires, on-campus violence involving firearms, hostage situations, immediate campus evacuations, and major structural damage to campus buildings, a PennWest California text message alert will be sent advising you of the situation and directing you to additional information at

In order to receive PennWest California text message alerts, you must register for the service. Again, the service is free for PennWest California students, staff, and faculty. However, your individual cell phone plan will apply normal charges to receive the text message alert.

Accounts must be updated regularly; you will receive a renewal notice 30 days before your account is due to expire. You must re-enroll if you have made changes to your cellphone service, such as a new phone number or carrier. 

Sign up for this voluntary service. There will be no advertising or non-emergency alerts sent to you.