WPI Police

The following message was sent to the WPI Community:



December 21, 2022

On Tuesday, January 3, WPI will update WPI Alerts, (also referred to as RAVE Alerts), the notification system for rapid delivery of phone, text, and/or email messages in an emergency or other event or incident that may impact the WPI campus and community. The update will add employee and student cell/mobile phone numbers from Workday to those WPI Alerts profiles that do not already have a number listed.  

Why is WPI updating phone information in WPI Alerts?

It’s critical that WPI has up-to-date contact information in the WPI Alerts system to ensure all members of our community are aware of any emergency and can take appropriate action when necessary. 

The cell phone numbers listed in the Contacts section of Workday profiles of all students, faculty, and staff will be pulled into WPI Alerts. If a phone number already exists in WPI Alerts, it will not be overwritten. 

Note: The information in the Emergency Contacts section of Workday, which allows WPI to contact someone on your behalf in the event of a personal accident, will not be added to WPI Alerts.

What do I need to do?

Between now and January 3, 2023, please review your personal information in Workday to ensure that your mobile/cell phone information is accurate and up-to-date. We will use this information to update WPI Alerts.

On or after January 4, please review your contact information in WPI Alerts and make any necessary changes. If you prefer not to include your cell phone number in your Workday account but do want it in the WPI Alerts, you can omit it from Workday and add it manually to WPI Alerts. Information in WPI Alerts does not get fed into Workday

In the future, when your contact information changes, please update both Workday and WPI Alerts so WPI can contact you in the event of an emergency.

Philip Clay, SVP, Student Affairs

Mike Horan, EVP & CFO

Ronald Bashista, Emergency Preparedness Director


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road

Worcester, MA 01609-2280

Ph: +1-508-831-5000