Note about signing up for MessageMe

To all new employees and incoming students:

Until your status at Harvard has been changed to "Active" you will not be able to sign up for MessageMe.  

Once the system is updated to show your status as active, it could take 24-48 hours to be reflected in the MessageMe registration site.  In some rare cases, the update can take 7-10 days depending upon your school or department update schedule.  Your patience is appreciated.  If you have specific questions related to your own account, please speak with a representive of your registrar or local HR office.

If you after taking these step you are still unable to sign up for MessageMe, please go to for assistance.


Welcome to MessageMe, Harvard University’s Emergency Notification System.  MessageMe allows the University to quickly distribute critical information to you, wherever you are located, during an emergency.

MessageMe helps you to stay informed in the event of an emergency by sending alerts to your personal electronic device (cell phone, pda, smartphone, etc.) through text messaging, voice, and/or email.

MessageMe is used in conjunction with other University tools to alert the Harvard Community of critical events that are either in progress or to provide a warning if an event is about to occur.

MessageMe is available for all active Harvard Faculty, Staff and Students.  If you are unable to register, please contact IT Support at or call 617-495-7777.