Mason Alert Emergency Notification System

Mason Alert is George Mason University’s emergency notification system that is used to send emergency notifications and timely warnings to the university community via text, email, telephone call, and digital signage.

How do I manage my Mason Alert?

All university email addresses for students and employees are automatically enrolled in Mason Alert. Students and employees are strongly advised to register cell phone number(s) and additional email addresses to ensure emergency messages are received in a timely manner.  Students and employees are prompted to register a cell phone number with Mason Alert when logging into Patriotweb for the first time and annually thereafter.

To update your mobile phone number in Mason Alert, login to Patriotweb, select personal information from the menu, and then select Mason Alert Registration at the bottom of the page.  Update your phone number, select ‘yes’, select submit, and select continue.

For anyone that does not have an @masonlive.gmu.edu or @gmu.edu account, please use the guest account portal above (on the right). This portal will allow you to register for Mason Alert as a member of the Mason community. You will receive the same alerts sent to Mason students and employees.

*Parents, Guardians, Family, and Friends: Please ask your student(s) to register your cell phone number(s) and email address(es) on their @masonlive.gmu.edu or @gmu.edu accounts to allow the university to maintain your account for the duration of your student’s time at Mason.

**Guest Account: This temporary account allows you to register your cell phone or email address to receive emergency notifications and timely warnings issued by George Mason University. Please note that your account will be deleted on an annual basis for system maintenance.

***Visitor Text Message Option: Visitors to Mason may also choose to receive text message alerts while participating in an event, camp, or program. Text masonalert to 226787 to receive text messages about emergencies on campus and changes to campus operations.  You will receive emergency text message notifications until you text STOP to 226787. Students, faculty, and staff should not use this feature; instead, please register your devices using your university issued Mason Alert account.


Information: If you have any questions or concerns about the Mason Alert Emergency Notification System, please send an email to alert@gmu.edu. Please visit emergency.gmu.edu for information about emergency management at George Mason University and emergency preparedness resources.

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To receive Mason Alerts on your mobile device, please register at alert.gmu.edu.