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Emergency Alerts

During an emergency, USC Sumter may send you a text message. Every incident is unique, therefore, different communication media will be activated based on their reach, effectiveness and location. Text messages will only be used if a situation exists that poses an immediate risk to life and safety and requires persons to change their behavior (i.e. seek shelter, evacuate, etc.).


To sign up to receive texts:
Go to and login.

Once you are logged in:

  1. Under Manage User Account, click Update Account Settings.
  2. You will be asked to answer a security question for you account. 
  3. Under User Account, select Emergency Notifications.
  4. Select the Sumter Campus and any other campus from which you would like to receive notifications.
  5. Enter your email address. You can add up to three.
  6. Enter a phone number that can receive texts. You can add up to three.
  7. Select Update.

Complete and review all applicable fields to ensure your information is correct.

If you need help with this process, please contact the IT Help Desk.