Emergency Communications and Everbridge

Everbridge is our emergency communications system, used to immediately inform the campus community of emergency situations as well as cancelations and closures caused by severe weather. 

You will receive text messages, phone calls, and/or emails immediately as news pertaining to any form of emergency situation is issued. In order to receive these updates, you must provide the college up-to-date emergency contact information to ensure they are notified. 

When you enter Columbia, your emergency contact information will be entered into the Everbridge system with the contact information you provided to Columbia during the admissions process. Students may choose to change emergency contact information in the OASIS portal and faculty and staff must use IRIS.

How to update your emergency alert preferences