Potomac State Alert

University Police Reminds Pedestrians to Use Sidewalks

Pedestrians are prohibited by WV law (17C-10-5) to walk in any street or roadway when a sidewalk is available. In the interest of pedestrian and motorist safety, the University Police are encouraging all pedestrians to use the sidewalks provided along our city streets. This safety issue has become more hazardous to pedestrians and motorists along State St. and Fort Ave. Please use caution when traveling these routes, in particular. Thank you!

How do I report an emergency?

In an emergency, call 911 (9-911 from campus phones) for any situation that requires immediate police, fire or medical response to preserve life or property.

How will I know when there is a campus emergency?

Potomac State Alert is activated when there is an immediate threat to the Campus community. In the event of an emergency, the College will communicate with employees and students via Potomac State Alert text messages and via messages to official Potomac State email accounts.

How do I subscribe to emergency text messages?

Current students are automatically subscribed to Potomac State Alert text messages if the student has provided a cell number to the College. If you are a student and did not receive a text alert, please complete the missed alert form.

If you need to update your information, please use student information update form.

Parents or spouses can be added to a student's account using the parent sign-up form.

Faculty and Staff

If you can wait until you're on-campus you can sign-up for the service without logging in with your WVU Login. Otherwise you can login below with your WVU Login username & password. If you don't know your WVU Login please see the WVU Login site. Tip: If you have a wireless account then that's your WVU Login username and password.

Just looking to update your Potomac State Alert account information? Go to the e2Campus login page.

How do I opt out?

We highly recommend that you do not opt out of emergency messages, but if you do not wish to receive alerts on your cell phone, you may opt out by completing the emergency alert opt out form.