Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Emergency Notifications via Text/E-mail

To receive text or email messages when the university is closed due to severe weather or another emergency, follow these instructions:

If you would like to receive text and email messages, you must be registered. 

To register go to: https://usm.maine.edu/police/usm-alert-emergency-warning-system

This will bring you to a page that says, USM Public Safety, USM Alert Emergency Warning System.

Scroll down the page until you see the header, New Users. Fill in your information; make sure to include an area code in your phone number for the alert system to work properly.

Once your information is filled it, click, create account, at the bottom of the page.

This will open up a new tab called e2Campus. At this point you should see a green box that says, “Congratulations! You have successfully created your new account.”

You should be getting a text message to your phone that has a validation code. You must enter the validation code underneath, SMS (Text messaging), where it says validation code: _____

After you have entered the code, click, validate. At this point your phone number with be active and you will receive text messages when the university is closed.

If you’d like you can add in an email, where it says email. Just like with the text message it will send a validation email to the email that you chose.  Open the email sent from e2Campus and click the big blue box that says, validate. This will bring you to an internet browser that says in green letters, validation successful.

At this point your email is active and you will receive emails when the university is closed.

If you do not want to set up text message or email messages from the university, you can call 207-780-4800. This messaging system will be updated as needed or if the weather conditions change throughout the day.