For Students

The Swamp Fox Emergency Alert System has been adopted by Francis Marion University in order to quickly notify students via SMS text messaging (standard text messaging rates apply) and email in the event there is an imminent campus emergency. All students that provide a cellphone number and cellphone carrier will automatically be added to our notification system. In addition to being notified of an imminent campus emergency, students will also receive notifications regarding other situations that affect the status of the campus like weather-related class or school closings.

About SwampFox Alerts

A student can update their cellphone information here. If a student does not want to be notified in the event of an emergency or be informed of the campus status during weather related events (e.g. class cancellation and university closing), they may opt out of the Swamp Fox Alert system.

What is SwampFox Alerts?

Francis Marion University has developed an emergency notification system to be used to notify the campus community of emergencies that might threaten the health and safety of the FMU community. This system will use a variety of methods to notify community members when a threat exists.

  • Emergency Siren System
  • Voicemail Notification to University Staff
  • Email Notification
  • SMS Text Messaging (Optional)

As a student you are provided a Francis Marion University email address through Google. That email address will be one of the methods used to communicate with you in the event of a threat. In addition to your email address you will receive text messages to your cell phone unless you opt out.

How does the notification system work?

During an urgent situation, the SwampFox Alerts system will send an alert using your FMU email account AND a text message to the cell phone number that you registered. When you receive the message, it is very important that you pay close attention to all instructions from FMU officials.