MU Alert


What Is Marshall University’s Emergency Messaging System?

Marshall University Emergency Messaging System (MU Alert) is one of several elements of the Marshall University Emergency Notification System. The MU Alert system allows Marshall University to quickly communicate health and safety-related emergency information through a combination of various methods. In the event that information needs to be communicated to students and staff immediately, Marshall University will use several information delivery methods to make sure the pertinent information reaches you.

MU Alert will be used solely for the purpose of alerting the Marshall University community in an emergency. These emergency notices can be delivered via phone calls, text messages to mobile devices and e-mail. All students, faculty and staff can manage their own contact information and choose the contact methods that they prefer.

Please note that emergency notifications will be limited to those concerning health and safety concerns for Marshall University students, faculty or staff; or disruption of normal university functions due to weather, crime or other concerns. These notices are also limited to situations or events within the boundaries of one of Marshall University’s campuses or centers.

If an emergency occurs, emergency management personnel, in consultation with senior university management, will determine if there is a need for an MU Alert message. These situations may include the following:

  • situations threatening the safety and security of our campuses;
  • campus closings due to emergency situations threatening the safety and security of our campuses, including inclement weather; and
  • class cancellations due to inclement weather.

How to Sign Up/Update Info


  1. Go to myMU and log in.
  2. After logging in, click the MU Alert icon in the upper left of the screen.
  3. Enter/Update your contact information.
  4. Click ‘Save’ to finish.