Emergency Preparedness

Star Alert (Emergency Notification System)

Star Alert is St. Cloud State University's Emergency Notification System. It allows students and employees to receive text messages and email notifications in the event of campus-related emergencies.

In the event of an emergency, a Star Alert messages will briefly note the nature of the emergency, what action, if any, you are to take, and where to find additional information. The Star Alert system will also be used to let you know if campus is closed or if classes are delayed or cancelled. In these instances, also refer to www.stcloudstate.edu for the latest updates.

  • Students Enrolled at St. Cloud State University are automatically added to Star Alert via the cell phone number on file with the University (if one has been provided). All student university email addresses also are included in the Star Alert system and will receive alerts. Students may opt-out of receiving text messages by updating their information.
  • St. Cloud State University Faculty and Staff must opt-in to receive notifications through Star Alert on their mobile devices. All university email addresses for faculty and staff are included in Star Alert and will receive alerts.
  • Adding Family Members a Student Enrolled at St. Cloud State University can add multiple personal email addresses and additional cell phone numbers to receive Star Alerts. These numbers may be additional ways to best reach you, significant others and family members that you may want to be aware.

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