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​Text Message Notifications 

Ridgewater students and employees can stay on top of what's happening on campus with the convenience of text message notifications! We highly encourage students and staff to SIGN UP FOR BOTH!

Emergency Notifications - STAR ALERT

Star Alert is the Ridgewater College emergency notification text message system. It is used to notify subscribers of: 

  • any emergency that threatens life, safety, or campus operations
  • notifications of campus-wide closures or cancellations such as those due to severe winter weather

Star Alert will deliver a text message to the cell number and/or e-mail address of registered users indicating the nature of the emergency, appropriate actions, and where to go for further information. The system will also be used to send .

This is critical component to the college's emergency communications plan. It is used in conjunction with other communication tools, including campus e-mail, telephone broadcasts, public address systems (Hutchinson campus), and the college website. While text messaging and emails from Star Alert are good, 100% delivery rates cannot be guaranteed because of uncontrollable circumstances through the wireless carriers.  Please be sure to pay attention to all methods of emergency communications. 


Campus News and Events - RCNews

Stay on top of all things Ridgewater!  RCNews is a text message service that sends student-related messages via text message directly to your cell phone or other mobile device.  Register for this service to receive important updates regarding:

  • important deadlines
  • upcoming events
  • academic reminders
  • campus news

Register Now!


Standard carrier text message and data rates may apply to both the RCNews and Star Alert message platforms.

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.