Be in the Know: Cell Phone Text Messaging

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to start off the spring semester with safety in mind by updating their cell phone numbers in the University’s communications alert system.

By doing so, you’ll be able to receive text alerts and updates in the event of a campus closure or emergency. Cell phone numbers are protected and will not be sold or rented by the University or its vendors. Standard messaging rates may apply.

Students, faculty and staff should visit to enter the correct portal and load or verify cell phone numbers.  Students can access accounts on Orion to enter or update mobile numbers.  Faculty and staff will be directed to Galaxy, where accounts will be available during business hours.

In the event of a campus closure, such as cancellation of class because of an ice storm, UT Dallas will continue to use several communication channels to inform students and employees of the University’s status. These channels will include posting information on the University website; an e-mail announcement; a recorded telephone message at 972-883-7669; notifying local media; and sending a text message to those who have providecell phone numbers.

Please ensure you’re in the know by going to to enter or confirm your  personal cell phone number.

Sign Up Online

A text signup page routes students, faculty and staff members to the right place to enter their information.

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].