Maroon Alerts

What are Maroon Alerts?

Maroon Alerts is Roanoke College's emergency notification system. It allows College officials to contact faculty, staff and students via text messages to cell phones and similar devices as well as send instant e-mail communications in the event of an emergency or severe weather conditions. Notices also are sent when weather emergencies necessitate a closing or delayed schedule for the College.

Students are now auto-enrolled with Maroon Alerts using the college email address and the cell number provided to the College. Faculty and staff may sign up for the service themselves

How do faculty & staff sign up for text message alerts?

  • Complete the online form. (You'll need to create a separate user name and password from your Roanoke College account.)
  • After you hit Create Account, a confirmation page will appear and ask you for your validation code.
  • Check your cell phone — You should receive a text message with a 4 digit validation code. (The message should come from
  • Enter the code on the confirmation page and hit Validate. That's it - you're signed up!

What if I can't receive text messages?
If you don't have a cell phone or your cell phone doesn't support text messaging, then you can sign up to receive email alerts.