Emergency Contact System Instructions

Kenyon College Emergency Notification System

Kenyon College uses an emergency notification system to keep its community members well-informed in the event of an emergency.  Emergency notifications may be generated for many reasons, including college shutdowns due to inclement weather, security threats which may impact the health, well-being of community members, or disruptions to standard college operations.  It is vital to maintain current information so that you receive notifications in a timely manner.  To enter or check your contact information, please read on.

To Enter or Update Numbers to Receive Notifications

1. Log into Personal Access Pages at https://mybanner.kenyon.edu (from on campus) or via https://remote.kenyon.edu (from off campus)

2. Click either the Personal Information link or the Personal Information tab, then click Update Personal Information.
Image showing what the personal information tab is and how to update personal info

3. A new tab will open with options to add or udpate a new phone number for emergency notifications. Add a new phone number.

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4. When you add a new phone number, select the type of emergency notification that you would like to receive.

  • To receive an automated phone call when there is a campus emergency, click Emergency notification - call and enter a 10-digit phone number.
  • To receive a text or SMS notification, click Emergency notification - TXT and enter a cell phone number that can receive text messages.

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Other things to note

  • Currently, we can only maintain one phone number for each notification type (they may be different numbers).
  • Notifications will also be sent to your Kenyon email account.
  • Charges may be incurred when receiving SMS messages. Contact your carrier for details.
  • If you do not provide an area code, 740 will be automatically substituted

When a message goes out, it will look like the one in the screenshot below. Please note that it could come from one of several numbers, but you will always know that it is a Kenyon Emergency Alert, because it will say "Kenyon College Alert:" at the beginning of the message.

Image showing sample message that you'll get as an emergency notification.