RacerAlert

Current Alerts

february 1, 2023 - 4:45 p.m.

Due to the potential of refreezing on parking lots and sidewalks across campus, all campuses will remain physically closed, but will be on a remote work/instruction plan until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 2.  At that time, campuses (including the Curris Center, Waterfield Library, and the Wellness Center) will reopen and face-to-face classes and services on campus will resume.  For the remote period, employees are expected to work from home, and supervisors should be communicating with their employees about a remote work plan for their area.  Students are expected to engage in remote learning where applicable per courses and to stay in contact with their faculty.   

Again, the closure times for the main campus and all regional campuses have been amended.  All campuses will remain physically closed through Thursday, February 2, at 9:30 a.m. with the remote work/instruction plan in place until the campus reopens.

Zoom and online classes will continue as scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, February 2), and course work for on-campus classes should be done per faculty instructions.  Assignments due from 5 p.m. on January 30 through Thursday, February 2, at 9:30 a.m. should be allowed to be completed as students may not have had internet access.

The Murray State University vs. Belmont University men's basketball game scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, in the CFSB Center will continue as scheduled.  

The residence halls will continue to be open, and Winslow Cafeteria will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.   Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels will have a delayed opening of 9:30 a.m.  All other dining facilities will operate on their regular schedule tomorrow.

Updates will be at this web page and on Murray State University’s social media platforms.  

Essential personnel should report to campus per their supervisor's instructions.  Please exercise caution if you do need to travel or be outside. 

Racer Arena will continue to be open as a warming center until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.

We will continue to monitor all weather events and may modify this schedule as conditions warrant.  Please watch for alerts at this web page and on Murray State’s social media platforms.

To ensure receipt of emergency notifications (including weather-related emergencies) from the RacerAlert system, the University encourages all employees and students to update their contact information through their myGate accounts. 

What is RacerAlert?

RacerAlert is the system of emergency communications that allows the Murray State Police Department to provide information during an emergency or when prompt communication is required. The RacerAlert webpage, in conjunction with the University’s homepage, will be a place that the University community can view the most up-to-date information during any critical incident. Many of the alerts you might receive during an emergency will send you to this page so that we do not have to send texts and emails for every update.

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For Faculty Staff and Students

Racer Alert emergency notifications are sent to students, faculty, and staff who have provided their cell
phone contact information through their MyGate accounts. To modify your primary cell phone number
in MyGate, follow the MyGate Information Change Instructions.

You can add or modify phone numbers and email addresses and add family members to receive
emergency alerts by creating a MyConnect Portal account and following the Murray State Internal MyConnect Portal Setup Instructions.

You may also opt-out of emergency notifications from your MyConnect Portal.

For Parents and Community Partners

Anyone can sign up to receive emergency text messages. Just follow the Murray State External MyConnect Portal Setup Instructions for creating a MyConnect Portal account.

RacerAlert’s Emergency Notification System (ENS)

The Murray State University’s Racer Alert ENS is a system intended to notify the campus community about any situation or condition that could threaten the safety of individuals on campus. You can expect to receive the following types of messages from RacerAlert:

  • Alerts- These are emergency alerts letting you know about incident or condition that requires immediate attention and are required by the Clery Act.  At a minimum, this type of notification will be made using text messages and emails. It may also include sirens, phone display, social media, and campus signage.

  • Timely Warning Notices- These are messages about crimes that have already occurred but represent an ongoing threat. These notices are also required by the Clery Act.

  • Police Department Announcements- These are messages sent by the Murray State Police to inform the Murray State community of general safety information that is not required by the Clery Act, but which the police believe will assist the community in being safer on and near campus. An example would be if a series of robberies occurred near campus, but not on campus, and the victims included students, faculty, and staff.

  • Test Messages- Testing is an important part of any emergency alert system. Murray State Police will test the ENS at least once per semester. This testing is also required by the Clery Act.

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