Emergency alert and weather closure information

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Sign Up for the Emergency Alert System

Johns Hopkins University offers an Emergency Alert system to all students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. This system will alert you of any emergencies on the selected campuses. The alerts will be sent to your phone via text message.

To Sign-Up for Emergency Alerts:

Important Note: You must be logged in to your myJH (http://mycarey.jhu.edu/) to sign up.
Access to the Emergency Alert Information Screen through the "MyProfile" button:
1. Click on “myProfile” icon:
2. Click on the “Edit” button of the “Emergency Alerts” Section:

3. Enter the appropriate information, as indicated below:

In the Emergency Alert Information section:

To sign up:

  • Enter your Cell Phone number in the text box.
  • Select the Carrier of your cell phone.
  • Select the campus(es) you want to receive emergency information for.
  • Read and accept the Terms of Service.
  • Click Save when finished

Weather and Emergency Closure Information:

Listen to radio and television announcements because all divisions of the university may not close at the same time. Because of differing weather conditions in Baltimore and Washington, one campus may close while another remains open.

In order to maintain the academic integrity of our programs, it is important that any class session that is missed due to weather, instructor illness, or other emergency is made up, and that any missed material is covered. However, faculty members have considerable latitude over how the class sessions will be made up and have several options from which to choose. They may:

Extend each class period so as to make up the total time missed.

Plan and schedule a Zoom / Blackboard online session

Re-schedule the class period to a designated make-up day. Designated make-up days are scheduled at the end of each 8-week term or semester.

Whenever a class session is canceled, each faculty member may choose the most appropriate make-up alternative for that particular class. The faculty member must notify the students in the class and both the Program Office and the Registrar's Office about which option will be used to make up the class period.

This policy is designed to cover our evening programs and those situations when a single class day has been cancelled. Weather emergencies or other events that result in multiple- day cancellations will be handled on a case by case basis.