If you are an incoming student, new employee of have recently changed jobs, you may not yet be able to sign up for MessageMe alerts. Until your status at the University has changed to "Active" you will not be able to sign up. Once your status is updated, it may take 24-48 hours for your account in MessageMe to be accessible.
If you think you should be able to sign in, but still cannot, please visit huit.harvard.edu/ithelp...
The University has a duty to inform its community members of unusual events having a significant impact on their affairs at the University. Because in some cases this is a legal as well as an ethical duty, inclusion in the distribution list is mandatory for most members of the Harvard community.
You will receive an email to your official Harvard email address. But to ensure you receive emergency alerts, it is recommended that you also register in MessageMe and include additional contact methods like a cell phone and/or personal email address.
Clicking 'confirm receipt' indicates to the emergency notification system that you "got the message" and no need to send to other devices. This could minimize the number of alerts you receive. However, the system sends alerts so quickly that you may receive multiple alerts even though you have clicked 'confirm receipt'.
MessageMe is a service that allows you to receive notifications via phone calls, text messaging, and e-mail about emergency or urgent events occurring on campus. Additionally, MessageMe is used to alert people of school closures related to weather.