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CatAlert and Wildcat Guardian


CatAlert is an emergency notification system that notifies faculty, staff, students and others of critical information and situations affecting campus through the use of text messages, voice messages to multiple phone numbers, email and more. This system makes immediate notifications across campus without delay.

CatAlert is the primary means of emergency communication with the Linfield community.

Note: Current students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled for CatAlert voice and email messages through WebAdvisor. To receive text messages, students, faculty and staff will need to "opt-in" for text messaging via WebAdvisor, or create a CatAlert portal account

Wildcat Guardian

rave-guardian.jpegWildcat Guardian is a mobile app that turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network. All members of the Linfield community are encouraged to download the app available on the iPhone App Store or Google Play. The free app, created by Rave Mobile Safety, provides a number of safety tools to keep the community safe, including: 

  • Easy emergency communication: With a push of a button, you can directly connect to 9-1-1 or LPS in an emergency.
  • Safety timers: Access an extra layer of safety when walking alone. As a registered user, you can add friends and family members as “guardians” and send a text message when you begin an activity—say, a walk home from class or to a friend’s residence hall. You can set a timer with your current location, plus a note of where you are going and when you should arrive; you then can share that journey with your “guardian,” who can track your progress on a GPS map in real time. In the event you do not make it to your destination and deactivate the timer, your “guardians” will be immediately alerted.
  • Push notifications: Wildcat Guardian offers a seamless notification process in the event of an emergency. In extreme circumstances, phone lines may prevent some messages from going through quickly; the app's push notifications allow you to get the message almost instantaneously, even if you don’t have cellular service, such as in the basement of a building. (Wi-Fi access would be necessary.)
  • Quick access to critical resources: Beyond being able to contact LPS or 911 with the touch of a button, you can also access important phone numbers and websites for safety and wellness resources—on campus and beyond.

Download the free Guardian app today at the Apple store or Google Play. Explore the app features at Rave Guardian.