General Alerts System

Register NowGeneral Alerts is a notification system that allows Washington and Lee to inform students, faculty and staff of emergencies or other timely information that affects the campus. This system sends text messages to your registered mobile devices.

When you register your mobile device, your W&L email will automatically be added to your record.

In your initial registration, you are able to indicate only one cell phone number. However, once you have registered, you may go back into the system and register a second mobile device and additional email accounts.

General Alerts' messages will provide instructions for taking action if needed. Additionally, information will be posted on the University's website (, the official Twitter account (@wlunews), and the Washington and Lee Facebook page.

When an emergency occurs, authorized senders will instantly notify subscribers to General Alerts, which is a service offered at no charge to users. Wireless carrier's message and data rates may apply for messages received on your wireless device.

Manage General Alerts

If you are already registered and want to add an additional mobile device, change a cell phone number or carrier or extend your account expiration date, use the dialog box below to log into your account: