Emergency Communications

Communicating in a crisis.

In the event of a campus emergency, Case Western Reserve University has developed a layered notification system that uses several communications vehicles to ensure distribution of information to students, faculty and staff in a timely manner—with a high degree of confidence.

University Marketing and Communications is an essential component of Case Western Reserve's crisis communications strategy and its emergency response teams.

Rave alerts

Case Western Reserve University uses the Rave notification system to send coordinated messaging in emergency situations, including weather-related closures or delays. This system allows us to contact members of the campus community in multiple, simultaneous ways: via email, voice and text messaging, as well as on social media and university websites.

All Case Western Reserve faculty, staff and students automatically are enrolled to receive email and voice messages (to office phones) from the university’s Rave emergency-notification system. To receive text or voice messages to your mobile device, visit getrave.com and update your information.

Rave is used only in the case of imminent danger or a serious threat to the campus community—and is available even if the university’s computer network and website are not.

Case Western Reserve also has loud speakers throughout campus for use if necessary.

For more information on Rave, including sign-up instructions, visit the university’s safety website.

TV and radio notifications

If unfavorable weather conditions result in campus closings, the university will send messaging through all channels via Rave, as well as update local television and radio stations.

Security advisories

University police email security alerts and traffic advisories to students, faculty and staff as necessary. Crime prevention information also is included periodically in The Daily.

Prevention resources

The university provides numerous resources to help the campus community prepare for emergencies, including fires, natural disasters, pandemics and more: