Win with UPEI Emergency Alert! Contest closes February 2

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

UPEI invites students and employees to fully make use of UPEI Emergency Alert—UPEI's new emergency mass notification system—by signing up to receive texts during an emergency or for storm closures. 

All current students, faculty, and staff with an email have been automatically entered into the UPEI Emergency Alert system and will receive email messages (the database is updated on a periodic basis to capture new students and employees). However, campus members need to opt-in to receive text notifications.

As a further incentive to opt-in, UPEI is running a contest where students, faculty, and staff will have a chance to win one of four $100 gift certificates for the UPEI Bookstore if they update their profile by midnight on February 2, 2018. There are two ways to enter:

  1. Visit for instructions on how to login, update your profile, and opt-in to receive texts, or read the updated UPEI Emergency Alert instruction guide
  2. Visit the UPEI Emergency Alert booth from 12 noon–2 pm at the W.A. Murphy Student Centre (January 22–26) and Robertson Library (January 29–February 2) where UPEI Security Services will assist you in updating your profile and opting-in to receive texts.

If you think you have already updated your UPEI Emergency Alert profile with your cell/smart phone number but still are not receiving texts, please review the UPEI Emergency Alert instruction guide as there have been some updates since the initial instructions were sent in 2017. For more information, visit or email Mark Pharand, Manager, Security Services.

Contest rules:

  • Contest closes February 2, 2018, at midnight.
  • Any faculty, staff, or student who opts in prior to midnight, February 2, 2018 will be entered in a draw for a chance to win one (1) gift certificate to the UPEI Bookstore.
  • A total of four (4) $100 gift certificates will be distributed in the following manner: one to a member of faculty and staff; three to students.
  • Members of the Emergency Operations Centre team will be excluded from the draw.
  • Winners will be drawn on Monday, February 5, 2018 and notified as soon as possible.
Nicole Phillips
Associate Director
Marketing and Communications
(902) 566-0947
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