All faculty, staff, and students should sign up for emergency alerts from the Rice University. Individuals should log into ESTHER and complete the necessary information under the Rice University Emergency Notification System.
Emergency notifications will be sent as both voice messages and text messages to cell phones, voice messages to landlines, and as text through email.
Because text messaging is a fast and efficient mode of mass communication, cell phones with this feature enabled are recommended for emergency notifications. Please make sure this option is enabled. (Text messaging plans vary between vendors and provider charges may apply.)
Additionally we ask that you provide one to two non-Rice email addresses to which an email notification can also be sent. The form allows for the input of phone numbers and email addresses for others. These may be used in situations where it is necessary to provide information to those individuals; i.e. parents, spouses, and others.
Please note that it takes 24 hours for the information submitted to be updated in the emergency notification system.