No one likes to be the last to know. In a situation where our safety is at risk, however, being left in the dark is more than just an inconvenience—it could be life-threatening.

Having an effective Emergency Notification System (ENS) is critical to protecting our Highlander community and keeping everyone safe. It also provides individuals with peace of mind, knowing that they will receive an immediate notification of any hazards, disasters, or emergency situations threatening our campus or surrounding neighborhood.  

To ensure that UCR’s ENS is effective in keeping all Highlanders safe and alert, Chancellor Wilcox has called for an update to our system. On December 9, 2019, all UCR faculty, staff, and students will be asked to verify their cell phone number(s) on file in UCR's ENS.

The first time you log in to UCR's Central Authentication Service (CAS) on or after December 9, a pop-up window will appear asking you to verify your cell phone number(s) on file with the University. If you do not currently have a phone number on file in UCPath or Banner, you will be asked to update your contact information in those systems to include a cell phone number. All cell phone numbers on file with the University will be imported into the campus ENS for future emergency notification via text message/SMS. (Learn more about the ENS update.)   

However, you don’t have to wait until December 9! We encourage you to review and update your personal contact information now in the Banner student system (see instructions) and/or the UCPath employee system (see instructions). Proactively updating your contact information will allow you to quickly and easily confirm your cell phone number when all of campus is prompted to do so on December 9, 2019.

Your safety and the safety of those around you is invaluable. Don’t be the last to know!