Emergency Contact System Instructions

Kenyon College Emergency Notification System

Kenyon College employs 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, ranging from college shutdowns due to inclement weather to security threats which may impact the health, well-being of community members as well as 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)

Image showing the log-in of the MyBanner page.

2. Click either the Personal Information link or the Personal Information tab
Image showing two ways to access personal information.

3. Find the Home address section, then click Current.
Image showing you to click on update home address and phone.

4. In the drop-down menu next to Type of Address to Insert, select Home, and click Submit.Image showing how to submit an inserted address.

5. In the Phone Type section:

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

Image showing where to add phone number in the phone type section.


 If you have previously submitted your phone numbers using the old system at contact.kenyon.edu, your numbers have been migrated and will appear under the Home address section of the resulting page. Click either of those links to update the numbers if they are not correct or current.

Image showing how to edit the emergency contact provided.

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.