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What is Flash ALERTS?
Flash ALERTS is Kent State’s official emergency text notification system to alert subscribers of critical information no matter what time it is or where they are in the world. Flash ALERTS expands the university's ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies.

What’s involved?
The subscriber-only service allows students, faculty and staff to sign up to receive urgent notification on a text-enabled mobile phone or device. Sign up is simple—just use your FlashLine username and password. Begin the step-by-step subscription process. You are able to access the system anytime to update your mobile number or add a parent to receive the alerts. Each subscriber can include up to five contact numbers as a Flash ALERTS recipient.

How does it work?
During a campus emergency situation, Flash ALERTS will send you a message delivering critical information. Flash ALERTS will be an enhancement to the several existing communications tools used by the university to reach students, faculty and staff, including the Kent State home page, alert monitor system, broadcast e-mail alerts, broadcast voice-mail messages and public media outlets.

Who will receive Flash ALERTS?
In the event of a university closing or emergency, Flash ALERTS will be sent to all subscribers. The message will include information about the specific situation, as well as an indication of what Kent State campus is impacted. 

Note: Students may designate their parents as recipients by logging in and adding a parent or parent's mobile device number.

IMAGE: Sign Up for Flash ALERTS

What if I want to stop receiving Flash ALERTS?
There are two ways to stop receiving Flash ALERTS:

  • Text STOP to 67283 or 226787 from your registered mobile phone. You will no longer receive messages.
  • Login to your account at 
    • Click on the My Channels tab
    • Under Alert Me By select No as your message delivery preference

Subscribing to Flash ALERTS is simple and easy: just use your FlashLine username and password. If you need assistance, contact the Help Desk at 2-HELP.

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