RCTC Emergency Alert System

In the interest of promoting the safety of our campus community, Rochester Community and Technical College is implementing a new emergency notification system, RCTC Emergency Alert. This system replaces the current StarAlert Emergency Notification service.

What is RCTC Emergency Alert?

RCTC's emergency notification system makes it possible for students, employees, and community members to receive quick notifications by text, phone and e-mail for campus emergencies that threaten life or safety and/or severely impact standard campus operations. The RCTC Emergency Alert system will only be used in emergency situations.

Registration Information

All current RCTC students and employees automatically receive RCTC Emergency Alerts at their RCTC e-mail accounts. If you wish to receive alerts as a text message, a phone message, or at another e-mail address, you need to set up an account by using either your RCTC e-mail address or a personal e-mail address.

Non RCTC students and employees may sign-up to receive RCTC Emergency Alerts by setting up an account.

Click on “Sign Me Up!” and follow the instructions. You will need to establish a password for this account.

Passwords must be at least 8 characters, include 1 lower-case letter, 1 capital letter and 1 number. Spaces and special characters are not permitted.

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Other Helpful Information

  • RCTC will continue to post weather closures/late start information to radio and television stations identified in our policies.
  • If you have any issues with your messaging/alert settings, please contact the Technology Support Center.





The Old "STAR alert" System (Will no longer function after December 31st, 2014):

Be the first to know with Star Alert

StarAlertStar Alert, a free Rochester Community and Technical College/University Center Rochester emergency notification system, makes it possible for students and employees to receive notice – by cell phone and/or e-mail – of campus-related emergencies that threaten life safety or severely impact campus operations. 

To register, fill in your cell phone number(s) and/or your personal e-mail address(es).  You may also provide additional numbers and/or addresses if you would want significant others to be aware of the situation.  When you register you will receive a confirming message.  If you ever want to cancel the service, simply follow the same process and remove your data.

Staying informed and safe

In an emergency, Star Alert will send a text message to the cell number(s) and/or e-mail address(es) you provide.  Notifications identified as “Star Alert” messages will note the nature of the emergency, what action, if any, you are to take, and where to find more information.  Star Alert also will let you know if campus is closed or if classes are delayed or canceled.

Star Alert notification is a message that the campus will send to all Faculty, Staff and Student e-mail addresses when there is an emergency.  Depending on the nature and severity of the emergency, other mechanisms may include alerts on the RCTC Web site and voice mail messages on campus phones.  In emergency situations, an important resource for information is always the RCTC emergency Web site at www.roch.edu/dept/security


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