Receive Important Information from ACC via E-mail and Text
Alpena Community College has signed on with SchoolMessenger, a new service that provides alert notification services for emergency broadcasts, weather delays and cancellations, and course instructor cancellations, to you via SMS text messaging and e-mail.
Course Instructor Cancellations: Text/E-mail
If your instructor cancels their course(s) you will receive a text message and/or e-mail alert notification from SchoolMessenger.
Weather Delays & Cancellations: Text/E-mail
If the college is closing early or cancels classes due to inclement weather, you will receive a text message and/or e-mail alert notification from SchoolMessenger.
Emergency Broadcasts: Text/E-mail/Phone Call
If there is an emergency broadcast, you will receive an alert notification via text message, e-mail, and/or phone call from SchoolMessenger.
Please note: ACC will no longer make personal phone calls to students alerting them to course cancellations. Students are encouraged to opt in to SchoolMessenger and/or check the current class cancellations online in order to receive this information.
ACC will send out both a text and e-mail request to allow users to opt in or out of the service. To comply with wireless carrier requirements and protect against unsolicited text messages, you will receive an SMS message to the wireless number that the college has on file for you requesting that you opt in to receive important information from the college via SMS text message.
The message you receive will be similar to the following: "Please OPTIN to receive TXT alerts from Alpena Community College. Reply OPTIN to register, Reply STOP to OPTOUT. www.schoolmessenger.comTxt Msg & Data Rates May Apply."
So that you can continue to receive important messages from ACC, we encourage you to reply with OPTIN when you receive such a message.
You can also opt-in anytime by texting OPTIN to the number 68453; you'll know you were successful if you receive the following message: You are registered to receive aprox 3 msg/mo. Text STOP to quit, HELP for help.
Verify Your Contact Information on File:
Please verify that your phone number and email listed in WebAdvisor is current. Your Phone Type must be listed as "Cell Phone" in order to receive text message updates via SchoolMessenger.
Log in to your WebAdvisor account and select the Students button. Under the heading titled User Account select Address Change. Verify that your current e-mail and cell phone number is correct and the "Phone Type" is listed as Cell Phone.
FACULTY & STAFF
Log In to your WebAdvisor account and select the Employees button. Under the heading titled User Account, select Address Change. Verify that your current e-mail and cell phone number is correct and the"Phone Type" is listed as Cell Phone.
To opt out of all text messages from SchoolMessenger, reply with STOP to the opt-in message or visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com/txtmsg/.
At any time upon receiving an e-mail from Alpena Community College through the SchoolMessenger software you can request to unsubscribe and will no longer receive e-mails from the college for the current term. The e-mail message you receive will be similar to the following: "Alpena Community College is announcing the launch of a school messenger e-mail and text notification service. To opt out of receiving these messages you can click unsubscribe."
Please note: ACC does not charge you for this service; however the college does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by your wireless provider for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.
If you have questions or need help regarding the data being displayed or changes to the information in WebAdvisor, contact the Registrar's Office at 989-358-7361. For help regarding text or e-mail messaging you can e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Parents and Community Members:
SchoolMessenger offers a self sign-up feature for parents and community members who are interested in receiving text and email alerts for campus closures. These individuals will only be notified of campus closures and will not receive notifications for individual section cancellations.
Visit https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/alpena/subscriber/index.php and click Sign Up Now to get started.