NJCU has an Emergency Notification System (ENS), called NJCU Alert Us which allows the University to contact the community in the event of an emergency by sending messages via:
Voice message (mobile or land-line)
When an emergency occurs that requires the NJCU community's attention or action, NJCU Alert Us will be activated and you will be notified by the methods noted above using the personal information you have provided. NJCU Alert Us will cycle through each contact method three times or until you confirm receipt. Of course, if you have not provided contact information for text messaging, for example, NJCU Alert Us will not attempt to send you an text message. It is imperative that your contact information is accurate and up to date in order for you to receive emergency notifications.
How to Sign Up?
NJCU Alert Us is an ENS that all students, Faculty, and Staff are automatically subscribed to once they become a NJCU affiliate.
How to Update Contact Information?
Current students/Faculty/Staff can update their contact information through the GothicNet portal by:
Select "Classic Home"
Click on "My Personal Info"
Select "NJCU Alert Us"
Verify information and authorization of receiving cellular emergency notifications
Click "Save" or "Confirm"
The president has designated a group of senior University staff members to be responsible for determining if classes will be cancelled, delayed or postponed or some services suspended due to various types of emergencies, including inclement weather and natural and man made disasters. A determination is made with the consideration for the safety and welfare of students, faculty and staff. Some University services and functions must remain in operation regardless of conditions, e.g. university housing, public safety, power plant operations, food services, etc.
When potentially dangerous conditions develop or are predicted (e.g., either two inches of snow, freezing rain, etc.) the University Weather Watch group will begin to monitor weather conditions. All members of the group are expected to monitor weather reports and to be ready to offer consultation advice to the group leader.
When inclement weather conditions occur at night the Shift Commander of the Public Safety Department will, in consultation with the Department of Facilities and Construction Management, begin to assess campus conditions. The Public Safety Department will also determine, if possible, the status of other educational institutions in Jersey City, as well as primary, secondary and tertiary road conditions.
The decision to cancel classes and/or to delay opening is based on a number of factors, including the time and nature of the storm, road conditions and conditions on campus. The decision and announcement will be made as early as practical.