Emergency SMS (Short Message Service) is an optional free service that allows UIC officials to send text messages to your mobile phone or any SMS-capable device in the case of a campus emergency.
Text messages will appear to come from 35842 (or possibly, but less likely, 62346). That is the short code of our SMS provider, 2SMS.
Once per year, you will receive a request to confirm that you still use the mobile phone number(s) you subscribed with to Emergency SMS. Unconfirmed numbers will not receive emergency notifications.
Your information will be stored securely and will only be used under emergency circumstances or during a system-wide test of Emergency SMS. Your mobile phone number will be kept private and not shared with anyone. Mobile phone numbers or wireless email addresses can be added or removed at any time.
UIC netID and common password are required to subscribe or remove mobile phone numbers from Emergency SMS.
There is no charge for this service. However, your mobile service provider and plan may charge you for receiving text messages, so consult your provider for details. While Emergency SMS will normally only be used in the event of an emergency, it may be tested once a semester to make sure it works correctly. You will also receive a text message when you sign up for the service.
November 06, 2012