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Sign Up for Text Alerts

In order to ensure that students receive timely notification of emergency information, VI provides students the option to sign up for text alerts. These alerts may include, but are not limited to, classes canceled due to weather, national emergencies, or even crisis situations on campus. We conduct regular test of this system throughout the year.

The ability to receive VI text messages is open to any VI Faculty, Staff or Student.  This is an opt in/opt out service so if you do not register, you will not be able to get messages.  Students MAY have to re-register each year as the system is generally cleaned out in July to eliminate duplication of records. To sign up please follow these simple instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. In the upper right hand corner there is a link to create a new account (
  3. Complete the short form and choose the appropriate group(s) (Faculty, Staff, etc).  Only sign up for the group(s) with which you are affiliated.  Note: All submissions are reviewed upon registration to ensure accurate reporting.
  4. Once you hit submit, you will be prompted to enter a code. You will receive the code via text message and must enter on the screen to complete your registration. After you enter the code, you should be registered instantaneous but it may vary depending on your provider.
  5. Once your registration is complete, you can log in again and opt to have messages sent to your email in addition to your phone.

You will notice that there is a group for parents.  Please feel free to forward this to your parents and have them register under the parents group, if they so desire.

The text messaging system is an additional/secondary means of communication, our first means of communication is via campus email.