RAVE Alerts

Campus Alert System

Ferrum College utilizes the RAVE alert system to communicate accurately and effectively to our campus community. RAVE allows us to send notifications through multiple channels including e-mail, cell phone, and Twitter.

In our continuing effort to ensure our notifications are received the most effective way, the College is utilizing an opt-out system, which will allow us to send text message alerts automatically to all students, faculty and staff who have a current cell phone number in our database.

How to Opt-out: You may opt-out of email alerts only, SMS alerts only, or the entire service, you can simply reply to any text message from us with the word STOP and only the word STOP.

RAVE Campus Alert System FAQs

  • Why are text alerts important to me?
    Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With our RAVE alert system, warnings will also be sent to your mobile device, which is often the most effective and immediate method of communication.
  • What type of alerts will I receive?
    You will receive RAVE alerts regarding extreme weather conditions, schedule changes, campus emergencies, and other important messages.
  • What if the College does not have my current cell phone number?
    If we do not have your current cell phone number, please update your information by logging into your iAssistant menu via Panther Portal > Applications > iAssistant. Hover over the Self-Service menu and click on Emergency Information Maintenance
  • What if I do not want to receive RAVE text alerts?
    We strongly encourage everyone in the Ferrum College community to make certain they receive the text message alerts sent through the RAVE system. However, if you do not wish to receive the RAVE alerts on your cell phone, you will receive an initial “You have been registered…” text with an option to opt-out.
  • What if I want to stop receiving RAVE text alerts?
    If you want to stop receiving RAVE text alerts, simply text STOP to 67283 or reply to any received alert with STOP.
  • What if I text STOP and want to undo it?
    If you want to reactivate your number and begin to receive RAVE text alerts again, simply text YES to 67283 and your number will be reactivated.
  • What if I do not have a cell phone?
    You will still receive RAVE alerts sent to your ferrum.edu email.