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Emergency Notifications

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Emergency Alert System

Please provide your cell phone number if you haven't already done so. It could save your life!

The system provides alerts about emergency situations on campus by way of text, voice and e-mail messages. All current Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District students, staff, and faculty will have messages sent to their e-mail addresses and phones.

We encourage you to add your cell phone number to our records so you can receive messages in the most expedient manner.

  • Students can add cell phone numbers through WebAdvisor. To update your information, log onto WebAdvisor, click on "Students" and go to "update personal information" under "User Account." Update your information, then click "Submit."
  • Staff and faculty should update their contact information by sending an e-mail to .


How will I receive alert messages in an emergency?
For students, messages are sent to the phone numbers (home, work, cell) that they have submitted to WebAdvisor, as well as an email to their preferred e-mail address.

Staff and faculty will receive a message on the phone number they have on record with Human Resources, as well as an e-mail to their GCCCD e-mail account.

Why is it important for the District to have my cell phone number?
Most people always carry their cell phones with them. A text message that shows up on your cell phone is most likely to get your immediate attention.

How will I know that my cell phone number has been entered into the notification system?
After you cell phone number is uploaded into the notification system, you will receive a confirmation message on your phone. The message will read: "GCCCD: You are subscribed to receive text alerts. Reply HELP for help or STOP GCCCD to cancel. Msg & data rates may apply."

You don't need to take any action when you receive this message. The message is a legal requirement of the phone carriers, and confirms that your number has been entered into the notification system.

How many phone numbers and email addresses can I keep on record for the alert?
Students can keep a total of three home, work, and cell phone numbers on record, and one preferred email address.
Staff and faculty can keep one preferred phone number on record to be contacted in an emergency. Their GCCCD email address is automatically included.

If I change cell phone providers but keep the same number, do I need to opt into the system again?
No. Once your phone number has been opted-in, it stays registered within the system.

What if I don't have a cell phone?
You will still receive voice messages at the phone number you provided. If you are a student, a message will be sent to your preferred e-mail address. Messages to faculty and staff will be sent to their GCCCD e-mail address. 

What should I do in the event of an emergency?
Stay calm and follow any instructions provided in the alert message. Call our Emergency Information Line at 1-800-550-3922 for up to date notifications.

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