Get emergency information on your cellphone

During the recent flooding from Tropical Storm Lee, more than 1,200 employees and students received important, flooding-related information on their cell phones via PSUTXT, the University’s text-messaging system. If you weren’t among them, sign up today to start receiving Hershey alerts via PSUTXT.

PSUTXT sends news and information about the Penn State campus of choice directly to subscribers' cell phones. While individuals' phone plans may charge for receipt of text messages, subscription to the PSUTXT service is free. Penn State Hershey Office of Marketing and Communications uses PSUTXT as one method for alerting members of the campus community to critical information like weather alerts and campus safety issues, such as the on-campus road closures related to flooding two weeks ago. PSUTXT subscription also is a good way to continue receiving emergency information when other communication methods requiring computer systems or land lines fail.

To sign up to receive Hershey alerts via PSUTXT on your cellphone, log into the PSUTXT system by going to Penn State students, faculty and staff should click on the WebAccess link near the top of that page to login or to create an account using their Penn State access account ID and password. Anyone without a Penn State access account should login or create an account at online.

Be sure to select Hershey alerts under the subscription options.

Media Contacts: 
Last Updated September 21, 2011