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Star Alert

Star Alert is our Emergency Notification System. It allows campus community members to receive text and email notifications in the event of campus-related emergencies.

In the event of an emergency, a Star Alert message will briefly state the location and nature of the emergency, and may include a specific action to take. Star Alert will also be used to notify you if campus is closed or if classes are delayed or cancelled.

Current students, faculty, and staff

Enroll in Star Alert for current student, faculty, and staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Family Members of Current Students, Faculty, and Staff

Once enrolled in Star Alert current students, faculty, and staff can add multiple email addresses and mobile phone numbers of anybody else that may want to be notified in the event of a University emergency. Examples may include parents or spouses.

To do this current students, faculty and staff can create a customizable Star Alert account, then add a family member's contact information.

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CodeRED Emergency Notification System is used by Blue Earth County with telephone calling, email and text messaging system for city and county residents. Residents can enroll in CodeRED to receive emergency alerts with Blue Earth County.

Note: Upon successfully adding a phone number to Star Alert, a text message will be sent indicating that the number has been enrolled. While the Star Alert service is free, you may incur an expense if your phone service provider charges you to receive text messages.