Posted on Thursday, August 5, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Introducing Rave Wireless -- Emergency Notification System
As part of the ongoing efforts to supply California College of the Arts community members with support and information in the event of an emergency, natural or otherwise, the college has implemented a new FREE emergency notification system, called Rave.
Through Rave, college administers can deploy approved CCA emergency communications and other important information via text message and email to registered, active subscribers (e.g., faculty, staff, and students).
Note: Rave does not charge subscribers to send or receive SMS messages. (Standard or other messaging charges apply depending upon your wireless carrier plan and subscription details.) Once registered, which is required, you may opt out of SMS messages at any time by texting "STOP" to 67283 or 226787.
As part of this CCA-provided safety benefit, all current students are already a part of the CCA Rave group. However, each student must register first to activate membership in the group, as well as indicate which method of alert notification is preferred.
RAVE (Emergency Notification System)
How to register
1) CCA students/staff/faculty: Log in to to your account on WebAdvisor.
2) Select the appropriate tab (e.g., student, staff, faculty).
3) Select Emergency Contacts (this link is located in the User Account section, which is the first group of links on each constituency's page); use the upper section of the 'Emergency Contacts' page to designate a cell phone, cell phone provider, home phone, alternative email address, and opt-in to receive SMS or voice alerts to those phone numbers.
The lower section of the page allows is used to designate an emergency contact(s) to be notified should that person be involved in an emergency or crisis. (Note: International students should list at least one emergency contact who lives within the United States.)
At this point, you will be sent a four-digit code to your cell phone. Retrieve the code from your phone and enter it online as instructed. This confirms your ability to receive an alert message sent using Rave. This concludes the registration process.
Each member of the CCA community is strongly encouraged to register with Rave Wireless today. It takes only a few minutes; it's completely free; your information is secure and safe; and this CCA-provided service could keep you safe, too. It just may be the most important text message or email you receive, so please sign up now.
If you have any questions about Rave, please contact the Student Affairs Office on either campus.