PCI's emergency notification system
Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to register for PCI's emergency notification system. It is the safest way to ensure that you receive critical notifications on safety issues, school closings and weather alerts.
The system sends simultaneous messages to all registered text-message capable phones, PDAs, and e-mail addresses to alert registrants of information critical to their safety and well-being. The service will also post the message on PCI's Web site.
» Click here to sign up for Porter and Chester Institute inclement weather and emergency communications via text message and email
Rave does not charge subscribers to send or receive SMS messages. Standard or other messaging charges apply depending upon your wireless carrier plan and subscription details. Once registered, you can opt out of SMS messages at any time by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787.
Like your future employer, the Institute rarely closes due to inclement weather. It is up to the student to decide when coming to school would be hazardous. If class is held, students who do not attend will accrue an absence. If class is cancelled, and there is no buffer time left in the term, a rescheduled class will be held on the next Friday (for programs meeting Monday - Thursday) or Saturday (for programs meeting Monday - Friday).
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can subscribe/use the service?
Any Porter and Chester Institute student, staff, or faculty member with a @porterchester.com e-mail address can subscribe.
What is my username and/or password?
Your username and/or password is the same as your PCI email address and network password.
Does it matter who my cell phone provider/carrier is?
Most providers are able to receive PCI alert messages.
What if my cell phone number changes?
After you log in, select the My Account tab and then select edit under Mobile contacts. To the far right you can select edit, test or delete. Edit your number and then select test. You will be sent a test message so that you know it's working.
What if my cell phone provider changes?
If you change your mobile number, you will need to edit the mobile number in your account. If you keep the same mobile number, and simply change cell phone provider, you do not have to change anything.
Will my sign-up information be shared with third parties?
No. Your e-mail address and cell phone number will not be provided to organizations outside of PCI.