Emergency Notifications

Subscribe Your Family to Emergency Alerts


You can subscribe an "emergency contact" (i.e., a family member) to the emergency alert notification system to receive notifications from the university.

UW-River Falls categorizes these individuals into a separate notification list with tailored messages for parents, spouses, partners or other loved ones of the people from our university. They may not receive first level notification but may receive notifications as an incident persists. Every incident is different and notification means will be adopted by the Emergency Management Team as needed.

The instructions below will sign up your emergency contact for emergency notification.

Signing Up For Emergency Alert Notifications to Emergency Contacts

Step 1. Login to eSIS to update your information

You will need to login to eSIS at and provide us with the phone number where you prefer emergency text messages be delivered. Once you login to eSIS, follow the directions below.


  1. Click the Self Service link on the left side of the screen
  2. Click on the "Campus Personal Information" link on the right
  3. Click then on "Emergency Contacts" link

Adding an Emergency Message Phone Number

  1. Click on "Add An Emergency Contact" button
  2. Enter in your contact's information (you can leave extension and country blank) an click Save.
  3. If not already checked, check the Primary Contact and click save. (only the primary contact will transfer to the emergency system)
  4. You can add additional secondary contacts, that could be used by the university if needed but these will not be transferred to the emergency notification system.

Landlines are automatically ignored and text messages will be sent to cellular phone numbers capable of receiving text messages. (Messaging charges may apply depending on your cellular plan.) Put cellular numbers in first and landline numbers in second, that way the cellular number will be included in text messaging.

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