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Final Reminder for Emergency Telephone Numbers

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February 19, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. --- All students in The Graduate School and School of Continuing Studies must provide an emergency telephone number in order to register for spring quarter classes.

Registration for spring quarter begins Feb. 25, so students are urged to log into CAESAR and provide their information as soon as possible.

If students do not designate at least one number as their emergency notification number, a hold will be place on their record and they will not be able to register for classes. The University has sent reminders to students who have not provided a phone number.

Students in the School of Law and the Feinberg School of Medicine also should provide their emergency notification by going to the personal information page on CAESAR. Registration holds for law students will go into effect during the next registration period. As a result, any law students who have not provided this information by that time will be precluded from registering until the information is supplied.

Northwestern University has a new campus-wide emergency notification system in place that enables the University to contact the entire Northwestern community rapidly in the event of an emergency on campus. A key component of that is an emergency notification system that will send a recorded message to students, faculty and staff. Therefore, the University needs to know the best phone number to reach them in the event of an emergency. That may be a cell phone number, or for those who don't have a cell phone, another local number where he/she is most likely to be reached.

Here's how to designate an emergency telephone number:

Go to the phone number page in the personal information section on CAESAR. If you haven't already done so, fill in the numbers in the fields labeled "Cellular" and/or "Current." Then designate one or both of these as your emergency notification phone number(s). You must designate at least one number so the University can attempt to notify you in the event of a campus emergency. The system will call your cellular number and your current number simultaneously, so you don't need to prioritize them.

The link to CAESAR is www.northwestern.edu/caesar/. When signing into CAESAR, you will be asked for your Northwestern NetID number and your password. Once you have signed in, proceed to the phone numbers page in the Personal Information section to provide the information.