UnionCCALERT Joins Forces with UC First Alert!
Union County College has partnered with the County of Union for emergency notification. Now you can get alerts from Union County College and from the County of Union with a single account!
- All Union County College Students, Faculty and Staff who have not signed up forUnionCCALERT, can now sign up via the UC First Alert website. If you would like to receive notifications about Union County or any of its municipalities, you can now sign up under the same account. All notifications are optional.
- If you have already signed up for UnionCCALERT, you will automatically be transferred in to UC First Alert. Your account will be in transition until 2/1/2011. You will still receive emergency notifications during this time, but you may not be able to edit your account until 2/1/2011.
- Notifications will be delivered via TEXT MESSAGE and EMAIL ONLY starting from 1/21/2011. Voice messages will no longer be delivered.
How do I sign up?
If you have already signed up via UnionCCALERT since July 1, 2010, then you are already signed up. If you are new to UnionCCALERT:
- visit, www.ucfirstalert.org and click "new user";
- make sure to fill in all required information;
- make sure to choose carefully the type of alerts you would like to receive. Uncheck all boxes to only receive alerts for Union County College. "Weather alerts" are for the County of Union weather alerts.
- be sure to scroll all the way down to choose the Union County College group when you get to the "My Alerts" page.
When does the new notification system take effect?
From 1/21/2011 forward you will receive emergency notification from the new jointUnionCCALERT/UC First Alert system. For those of you who have already signed up for UnionCCALERT before 1/21/2011, you may receive your notification via the old system during the transition period.
I signed up for UnionCCALERT with many numbers; how do I know which number will receive the text message?
Only the text message capable phone you entered when you signed up forUnionCCALERT will be imported.
How do I check and edit my information for alerts?
visit www.ucfirstalert.org and click on the "login" button. If you originally signed up forUnionCCALERT or if you forgot your password then just click on "Send Password" and follow the instructions. If you signed up via the UC First Alert website then just type in the credentials you used when you signed up.
How do I get more information? How do I opt out if I no longer want to receive notifications?
Please direct all information requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there other ways to be notified of weather related emergencies?
Union County College provides multiple ways of finding out about weather related closings and delayed openings. Please see below for our media outlets:
CHECK WITH DEPARTMENT FOR CLASS CANCELLATIONS
- Emergency Weather Closings will be prominently displayed on the Union County College homepage – www.ucc.edu
- Radio 1010 WINS AM or website - www.1010wins.com
- Radio WCBS 880 AM
- TV Channel 2 WCBS
- Phone: Union County College - 908-709-7000
Besides emergency weather closings, what other notifications will I receive?
UnionCCALERT will be used in extreme emergencies, as well as campus-wide and weather related closings. Other important notices will continue to be communicated to your Union County College email address and by the means set forth in the student handbook. It is therefore very important that you check your Union County College email inbox regularly.
The UnionCCALERT service will help us provide a safer environment, enhance emergency preparedness and keep our staff and students better informed.
Does my information get shared for any other purpose?
The contact information you enter in the UnionCCALERT service will only be used for campus emergency notifications and will not be made available to any other service.
The UnionCCALERT service is a voluntary OPT-IN service. This means that while the College highly recommends you provide your contact information, it is not mandatory that you participate.