Ursinus has gone mobile with MobileU(rsinus) - the app launched in both the Apple and Google app stores gives important safety alerts and provides instant access to campus safety resources in addition to other information. Download today! Search “Ursinus College” in the Apple app store or Google Play
Last semester, Ursinus introduced a new emergency notification system designed to better disseminate critical announcements to our campus community through email and text in the event of an emergency. On January 31, the college rolled out a new communication tool that makes that process even better.
Students, faculty, and staff and friends are strongly encouraged to subscribe to “MobileU,” a free mobile device app that prioritizes our students’ well-being and safety. The app will send subscribers important safety alerts and provide instant access to campus safety resources. This broadens our ability to share important and urgent news through email, texts and, now, push notifications when necessary.
Additionally, it provides our students with access to specific course and grade information, and includes access to Wismer dining options, athletics, Ursinus events and news, and Guidebook, where graduating students can find information on commencement. Most importantly, MobileU safety features include:
- A virtual walk home feature, where campus safety can monitor your journey until you safely reach your destination.
- A friend walk, which allows you to send your location to a friend, who can track your location in real time and directly reach campus safety if needed.
- Mobile bluelight, which sends your exact location to campus safety in the event of an emergency situation.
- Chat with campus safety so that you can communicate live with a safety officer or dispatcher.
Everyone can download MobileU today by searching for “Ursinus College” in the Apple app store and Google Play. You are strongly encouraged to share this public app with family members as well.
The safety of our students and members of our campus community are always our first priorities, and we’re pleased to offer MobileU to more effectively communicate to faculty, staff and students. Given its importance to our ability to communicate quickly with each of you, the goal is 100 percent participation across our campus community. The offices of campus safety, college communications, and library and information technology thank you for your support to make this happen.