How to Register for
You do not have to create a WVM Alert account if you are a student,
faculty or full-time employee of WVMCCD. You are automatically loaded into the WVM
Alert system. Keep your information
up-to-date in the college portal and your information will be current in WVM
Everyone else must register and keep their own information
up-to-date on the WVM Alert website.
Click on the orange WVM Alert link on the upper right side
of the District website home page
Follow the instructions to register on that site.
When you are logged in to your account, you must complete
two steps that aren’t obvious.
must VERIFY your cell phone number.
Click the button and you will receive a confirmation code on your cell
phone. Enter the confirmation code on
the website mask.
2. You must ADD YOURSELF TO A GROUP under the Groups tab on your Account
page. The groups are the places where you spend your time. It's how
WVM-Alert knows where you are.
Do you attend classes or work at West Valley
College? You should join the West Valley Campus OPT-IN group
Do you attend classes or work at Mission
College? You should join the Mission Campus OPT-IN group.
Do you spend time on BOTH campuses? You should
join BOTH groups.
1. Select the Groups tab
2. Under Official Groups, select the Opt-in
group you want to join
3. Under Group Details->Group Status, click
default group WVMCCD Broadcast Alerts DOES
NOT receive alerts. Ignore this option.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions is on the website if
you get stuck. It is also available on
the District website at www.wvm.edu/emergency. While you are on the District site, go to the
Emergency Information page and review the Safety
Training videos and Emergency Guidelines so you can confidently respond to
If you have questions, please email wvmAlert@wvm.edu or call the Emergency
Services Coordinator at 408-741-2676.
For the full list of Frequently Asked
Questions, go to www.wvm.edu/emergency and click on WVM
is WVM Alert?
WVM Alert is a Campus emergency messaging
system used by West Valley and Mission colleges to ALERT students, faculty,
staff and visitors of emergencies and other situations affecting our campuses.
sent by West Valley Mission Community College District Police, Emergency
Management personnel, the Public Information Officer or other trained staff.
As a part of this service you
will periodically receive text messages. The frequency of these messages will
depend on how frequently WVMCCD sends messages through this service.
This service is compatible
with the products and services provided by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless,
T-Mobile, and most other mobile phone carriers. A complete list of supported
carriers is displayed during phone registration.
are the messages sent to me?
Due to the mobile nature of many campus
affiliates, cell phones are often the best way to reach the campus population
during an emergency. Campus safety officials will use voice calls and text
messages to cell phones to ensure delivery and comprehension of the message.
Email messages and office phones may also be used.
WVM-Alert is not the only way we notify you of emergencies.
If you hear the fire alarm – evacuate the
If you hear instructions via the public address
system – follow the instructions given. The
PA system is not available in every campus building at this time.
If a classroom phone rings – answer it and
If you are asked to take action by a Campus
Emergency Response Team member wearing a reflective vest – follow their
If you see instructions on the campus electronic
signs, website, Facebook or Twitter sites – take appropriate action
situations prompt a WVM Alert?
Situations could include:
shooter on campus = Lockdown – Run, Hide, Fight
in Place - Event requiring everyone to stay indoors (different from a Lockdown)
should I do when I receive a WVM Alert?
Each situation requires a different set of
Review the Emergency Guidelines posters positioned around campus or go to www.wvm.edu/emergency and review the more detailed
Emergency Guidelines and other emergency information provided.
If you are driving and receive a WVM Alert
pull over, when convenient, and read or listen to the message before you enter
5. How will you send
out emergency updates?
We only use WVM-Alert to send out initial emergency reports
and “All Clears”. Updates will be posted
on Facebook and Twitter. If you don’t
have accounts, you can still access the information via links posted on the www.wvm.edu/emergency site under
“Emergency Info Updates”
• Mission College Facebook https://m.facebook.com/pages/Mission-College/359222180118
• West Valley College Facebook https://www.facebook.com/westvalleycollege?ref=br_tf&rf=110883848936359
• You do not have to have a Facebook
account to view the Facebook page. Just type the link on the URL line on
your web browser or save the link in your contacts.
• Mission College Twitter @missioncolleges
(yes, there is an “s” at the end)
• West Valley College Twitter
• You do not have to have a Twitter
account to get updates on Twitter. Just type the @name on the URL line on
your web browser. Save it in your contacts for reference.
Note: There is an old twitter account called
@missioncollege1, no longer in use
6. Is there a fee
for this service?
The service does not charge any fees; however, your
standard mobile device charges do apply.