The Walsh University Emergency Alert System can deliver one prerecorded message to up to six phone numbers, two email addresses, and one text message per student or staff member. If you have provided your home, residence hall, cell and/or work telephone numbers, you should receive a voice message as well as an email containing a link to listen to the message. This system will be used only in the case of an emergency such as school closures, natural disasters or imminent threats.

Important Call Delivery Notes

When you receive a call from the emergency alert system to your home phone, your caller ID will display WUAlert. For cell phones you will need to program the contact information. When you receive the initial test call, we encourage you to store and save the number under the contact name WUAlert for future reference.

  • For emails, the Email ID will begin with Walsh Emergency Alert.
  • For cell phones, text messages will come from 87844 or 89361.

Timely Warning Policy

To ensure compliance with the Timely Warning requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act and to provide Walsh University, including faculty, staff, and students with timely information about crimes. Walsh University Timely Warning Policy is intended to aid in the prevention of crimes posing a serious or continuing threat to the community.

In accordance with the Clery Act, Walsh University will keep the campus community informed by providing timely warning of crimes occurring on campus property and represent a serious or continued threat to students and employees, once reported to Walsh University Police Department, as specified in the Clery Act – 20 USC 1092.

Active Shooter Preparedness

Walsh University encourages all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors to be aware of their surroundings at all times. This video training provided by the Department of Homeland Security is intended to help prepare you in the event of an active shooter or similar emergency situation on campus.


Emergency Closing Information

It is important to remember that universities only close for extreme conditions and circumstances. Walsh University usually remains open when area high schools and elementary schools close, as our population is comprised of adults, with a substantial portion residing on campus. In the event of inclement weather and the university remains open, commuter students are requested to use their own judgment as to the safety of the highways in their specific area. Walsh faculty will work with students who have to miss a class for reasons related to unsafe driving conditions.

On the rare occasion when the University is forced to cancel all classes or close, every attempt is made to announce the decision by 6 a.m. for day classes and events and 3:30 p.m. for evening classes and events.

If a student's contact information is up to date he/she should receive a text message indicating that classes are canceled. Students also receive an email on their Walsh account if classes are canceled. In addition, Walsh University contacts common radio and television outlets to broadcast closing information.