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Northwest Missouri State University

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Campus Alerts


The Northwest campus currently is operating under normal conditions. 



Bearcat Alerts

(Northwest's Emergency Text Message Service)

Bearcat Alert is an emergency text notification system that allows the University to increase its ability to communicate with students during times of crisis. 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 Chief Dr. Clarence Green at 660.562.1254 or