St. Olaf has contracted with a company called e2Campus/Omnilert to provide Ole Alert, a text message service to cell phones, as well as email notification, in the event of an emergency. It is designed to provide timely information should campus operations be disrupted by major weather events or crisis and emergency situations.
In the event of such an occurrence we will use other modes of communication to provide information and direction to the community, including the campus email system and the St. Olaf website.
Students are automatically subscribed to Ole Alert unless they opt-out via the Student Information System. We strongly encourage staff and faculty who have texting capabilities to sign up for this service. Faculty and staff wishing to sign up or update their phone number can do so via StOFaces. Once logged in, select My Biographical Information from the menu, enter your phone number where is says Ole Alert Phone Number and click Submit. Your number will be added into the system overnight.