Alert DC: Free Notification System

November 10, 2010

At this time, the Security Department would like to introduce/reintroduce and encourage all to take advantage of Alert DC. Alert DC is a free, mass notification system used by the DC College Consortium and other institutions throughout the DC Metro area. This mass notification is used to alert everyone who signs up  of  information before or during an incident,  including school closings, inclement weather, traffic, street closures, and crimes in the DC area. Corcoran has the ability to use this mass notification system to send out messages that are related to the gallery or the school.  The alerts can be set to notify you via email and/or text messages to your mobile phone(standard text rates may apply). You have a choice of variety and frequency of messages you would like to receive . Once again, the service is FREE of charge and the sign up process is very simple. See below for the instructions to sign up and start receiving your alerts today.

Alert DC Signup Instructions

Step 1: Go to the Alert DC sign up sheet, click "New User"

Step 2: Fill in your name and email address in the fields at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Select the device (phone, email account, blackberry, pager) that you would like to register from the appropriate drop down menu and enter the email address or phone number that corresponds to the device.

Step 4: If you would like to register an additional device, click "Add More"

Step 5: Set a password which will allow you modify the settings and devices you are registering with Alert DC

Step 6: Scroll to the bottom of the web page to the field labeled "Colleges/Universities" and select, "Corcoran Gallery of Art, College of Art + Design"

Step 7: Click "Continue"

Step 8: Select the options you would like in the drop down menus
**NOTE** Selecting "No" for alerts you do NOT want to receive, will limit the messages you receive to pertinent incident communication

Step 9: Click "Finish Registration"

Step 10: The next screen is a summary of the options you registered with Alert DC, click "Logout" in the upper left hand corner.

You have successfully registered with Alert DC. You should receive a test message shortly. Remember your password so that you can modify this account at anytime.

Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (OPSEM)