SendWordNow – Arcadia’s New Emergency Notification System

By Sue Gettlin | October 25, 2011

Arcadia University is switching to a new emergency notification provider, SendWordNow. This system will be used for campus emergency announcements, including weather-related closings or delays. Text, voicemail and Arcadia e-mail messages will be sent simultaneously to all recipients enrolled in the system. SendWordNow will also send notifications to Arcadia’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. The new system will launch on Monday, November 7.

Beginning Monday, October 24, when you log in to MyArcadia or e-mail, you will be asked to review your contact information. This information will be used in the event of an emergency. All of your contact information will remain confidential.

Please add or update your information, including:

  • Your home and mobile phone numbers. If you have a mobile phone and wish to receive texts in the event of an emergency or weather-related closing or delay, please be sure to provide us this number. We have learned that in serious emergencies, text messaging is a much more reliable means of communication than calling mobile phones. 
  • Your contact person(s) in case of an emergency.
  • Additional phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses to receive emergency messages.

Once a semester, you will be reminded automatically to review your contact information. You can update your information at any time from any computer or mobile device. More information about the emergency notification system and the link to update your contact information are located at: MyArcadia > Campus > Parking & Safety.

Questions about the new system? Contact Josh Stern, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, at or 215-572-2933.