GFC Alert is the emergency notification text messaging system for Great Falls College MSU. In the event of an emergency, a text message will be sent to the mobile number and/or email registered with the system. This is a free service provided by Great Falls College MSU; however, normal text message fees may apply.
What is GFC Alert?
GFC Alert is the emergency notification text messaging system for Great Falls College MSU. It is used by the College as a way to instantly reach mobile devices when an urgent situation needs to be communicated.
How do I register?
You can register by clicking the SIGN UP link to the right and entering your cell phone number and/or email address. You will receive a text confirming that you have opted into the alert system to receive emergency notifications.
How will I know when a text is from MSUGF Alert?
Your GFC Alert messages will come to you from the number 69310. Program this number as "GFC Alert" in your phone. That way, you will know when Great Falls College MSU is texting you.
Does GFC Alert cost anything to use?
There is no cost for an individual who has registered for the alerts; however, your cell phone carrier might charge you to receive text messages, so please check your plan.
What type of alerts will I receive?
You will only receive emergency notifications and campus closings issued by Great Falls College MSU. If you choose, you may also receive weather advisories. To receive severe weather advisories, be sure and check 'NOAA Severe Weather Alerts' on the sign-up form. You will receive one test message each month in addition to weather alerts (if you choose them) and emergency notifications.
Will all cell phone carriers deliver GFC Alert messages?
Yes. Great Falls College MSU is using a service provider that works with all major cell phone providers. Text messages will be sent to your carrier for delivery to your phone. While it is extremely unlikely that you would not receive a GFC Alert message, signal strength and other issues with your carrier could impact delivery to your phone.
Will I receive ads or SPAM on my phone?
No. Inspiron Logistics, the company behind the Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS), does not tolerate spam text or email messages.
I don't use text messages. Can I receive GFC Alert by email?
Yes. When you sign up online, fill in your email address in the proper field. You will be sent emergency notifications from Great Falls College MSU through the email address that you registered.
What if I change my mobile carrier and receive service through another company?
You will still receive alerts as long as you have the same phone number.
What happens if I change my phone number?
You will need to re-register so that you can resume receiving alerts.
How can I stop receiving the alerts?
There are a few ways to stop receiving alerts:
- You can simply text STOP to 69310 from your phone.
- You can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can return to the location where you signed up and click on "unsubscribe."
Who do I contact if I have further questions?
Community Relations Department, 406-771-4314