Star Alert Information

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Star Alert

Star Alert allows campus community members to receive text messages and email notifications in the event of campus-related emergencies. MNSU, Mankato students are automatically enrolled in Star Alert using their email address and phone number on record. Faculty and Staff can also enroll/add their phone number to receive emails and text messages if they wish.

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.

Users can opt out of Star Alert text notifications by replying STOP to the Star Alert text or email (as noted in each Star Alert message).

Current students, faculty, and staff

Current students can edit/add phone numbers for Star Alert notifications. Faculty and staff enrolling in the Star Alert system via the button below will automatically have their email address added, and they may add/edit phone numbers to receive text messages as well if they wish.

ENROLL/Add/Edit Star Alert phone numbers

Family Members of Current Students, Faculty, and Staff

Family members of Current Students, Faculty, and Staff can sign up for a Star Alert account. You will receive an email at the address you provide on the account sign-up screen to complete the sign-up process. In order to complete the sign-up process, you will need to know the StarID of your student, faculty, or staff member, as well as the phone number or email address for that person, so that we can appropriately associate your account with their information.

Follow the prompts in the sign-up process to Add Email and/or Add Phone to your account and select your notification preferences.

Opt-out options are provided in the Star Alert emails and text messages themselves.

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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.