How do parents of students receive emergency notifications (Mason Alert messages)?

Students should register their parents’ email accounts and cell phone numbers as additional devices under the student’s mail Mason Alert account.

For anyone that does not have an or account, please use the guest account portal at This portal will allow you to register for Mason Alert as a member of the Mason community.  You will receive the same alerts sent to Mason students and employees.

*Parents, Guardians, Family, and Friends: Please ask your student(s) to register your cell phone number(s) and email address(es) on their or accounts to allow the university to maintain your account for the duration of your student’s time as Mason.

**Guest Account: This temporary account allows you to register your cell phone or email address to receive emergency notifications and timely warnings issued by George Mason University.  Please note that your account will be deleted on an annual basis for system maintenance.

***Visitor Text Message Option: Visitors to Mason may also choose to receive text message alerts while participating in an event, camp, or program. Text masonalert to 226787 to receive text messages about emergencies on campus and changes to campus operations.  Text messages are sent on an as-needed basis.  Message and data rates may apply. This service is provided per the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Text STOP to 226787 to cancel or HELP for tech support.

Students, faculty, and staff should not use this feature; instead, please register your devices using your university-issued Mason Alert account.


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