All current members of the Wells College community can sign up for the Omnilert system at the following link:
Q: What exactly is Wells Emergency Alert and Omnilert?
A: Wells College has partnered with Omnilert (formerly known as e2Campus), a universal notification system that allows designated administrators to send time-sensitive messages to the mobile phones, email, and/or pagers of subscribers (students, faculty, staff and others). In the event of an emergency, subscribers can get notified immediately of the situation, wherever they are geographically.
Q: How do I sign up for Wells Emergency Alert messages?
A: If you are a current Wells student, faculty, or staff member you can create an account at the Omnilert website.
Q: What is a universal notification system?
A: A universal notification system is defined as a platform to deliver a notification to an entire audience by all means necessary; therefore creating universal coverage to increase the odds that a particular subscriber received the notification in a timely manner.
Q: What is a notification?
A: A notification is defined as a form of communication that delivers descriptive information about news or an event, unlike a bell or siren that communicates little information.
Q: I'm a parent or guardian. How do I sign up for this service?
A: Your Wells student can add your cell phone number (SMS) and/or email address to their account after signing up. Parents do not have the ability to create a separate account on the system.
Q: Do I need to install software and/or hardware in order to receive Wells Emergency Alerts?
A: NO. Wells Express Alert is an entirely web-based system, so you do not need any additional software or hardware. All you need is a web browser with an Internet connection and you are up and running!
Q: How do I opt out from receiving Wells Emergency Alert messages?
A: Please log into your account to opt out for Wells Express Alert. You may choose to opt out of one particular group, or the entire service.
Q: Will any person receive unsolicited messages ("spam") on their mobile phone?
A: NO. Wells Emergency Alert and Omnilert enforce a zero-spam policy which clearly prohibits unsolicited messages, and Omnilert does not sell the contact information of our subscribers to third-party marketers.