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What are some of the features and cost of UIC Alert?
UIC Alert is a service that enables UIC officials to quickly contact each member of the UIC community in the case of an urgent campus-wide emergency.
All active UIC email addresses will automatically receive UIC Alert messages. Users are strongly encouraged to additionally subscribe their mobile numbers to receive UIC Alert messages by SMS when timeliness is important. Each user may add up to 3 SMS numbers.
Your information will be stored securely and will only be used under emergency circumstances or during a system-wide test of UIC Alert. Your mobile phone number will be kept private and not shared with anyone. Mobile phone numbers or wireless email addresses can be added or removed at any time.
There is no charge for this service. However, your mobile service provider and plan may charge you for receiving text messages, so consult your provider for details. While UIC Alert will normally only be used in the event of an emergency, it may be tested once a semester to make sure it works correctly. You may also receive a text message when you sign up for the service.