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Miami Dade College Alerts

System Overview

Miami Dade College Alerts is the College's emergency notification system. If there is an emergency that threatens life safety on a campus and/or severely impacts normal college operations, college officials will warn the campus communities using one or more of the following methods:

Additional information can be found on the Miami Dade College Alerts frequently asked questions page or you can email questions to mdcalerts@mdc.edu.

Text Messaging

By registering your cell phone number with the college, you will receive emergency text messages alerting you of a current or imminent threat. Your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Miami Dade College will use this information for emergency communication purposes only.

Local News

Depending on the nature and severity of the emergency, local news stations may carry live breaking news or periodic updates regarding an emergency on campus. Their websites may also carry live streaming video, video clips, or text updates.

E-mail

MDC can quickly alert students, faculty, and staff of emergency conditions by sending an e-mail to your official @mdc.edu or @mymdc.net e-mail address.

Emergency Information Hotlines

Official emergency information may also be accessed by calling the Student Hotline, 305-237-7500, or Employee Hotline, 305-237-7505. Please keep in mind that this recording may take several minutes to update.

Student & Employee Information

  • All current students and employees are required to participate. All Miami Dade College issued e-mail addresses (username@mymdc.net or username@mdc.edu) have been downloaded into the Miami Dade College Alerts database.
  • Students receive alerts only between the first and last day they are registered for Miami Dade College classes.
  • Employees receive alerts only while they are employed by the college.
  • Students and employees are able update their emergency notification information at any time by updating their personnel records. A Miami Dade College user name and password are needed to access these links.
  • Employee Updates: https://wape.mdc.edu/UpdateMyInfo/person_details.asp
  • Student Updates: https://login.mymdc.net/login.asp?DestinationURL=https://myact.mymdc.net/update_information/default.asp
  • Students and employees are required to confirm their emergency notification information for Miami Dade College Alerts at least once a year.

Family Members, Friends & Visitors

  • Only students, faculty, and staff with active MDC accounts are entered into the MDCAlert system’s primary notification methods (text, voice calling, and email). Allowing family members, friends, or the general public to register could potentially slow the overall speed at which the system sends emergency messages. Family members, friends, and visitors are encouraged to like Miami Dade College on FaceBook or Follow MDC Alerts on Twitter:
  • Facebook: Like Miami Dade College at https://www.facebook.com/mdcollege. While this page will broadcast emergency alerts in the event of an incident, it is not intended to serve as a primary communication method.
  • Twitter: Follow @MDCAlert at https://twitter.com/MDCAlert. While this page will broadcast emergency alerts in the event of an incident, it is not intended to serve as a primary communication method.



Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.