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Bearcat Alert
(Northwest's Emergency Text Message Service)

Image of Bobby holding sign that reads Bearcat Alerts Notifies students of severe weather, campus emergencies, title IX reports

Bearcat Alert is an emergency text notification system that allows the University to communicate with students during times of crisis. The text notification notifies subscribers of campus emergencies, including severe weather, facility issues and crimes affecting the campus community. Subscribers will only receive alerts pertaining to emergencies or school closings at Northwest locations and will not be subject to advertisements or solicitations through this service. 

To enroll:

  1. Log into CatPAWS with your username/password
  2. On the Personal Information tab, look for the Bearcat Alert Enrollment module
  3. Provide your up-to-date cell phone number to start receiving emergency text messages

If you are enrolled in the Bearcat Alert and do not receive a text message, please contact University Police at 660.562.1254 or

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