WPCC Messaging Service
The WPCC Messaging Service is a convenient way for you to receive notifications regarding campus closings or emergencies directly to your phone. In addition to email, traditional media and social media outlets, WPCC will use the WPCC V-Alert App to provide immediate notification of campus emergencies and inclement weather alerts. Effective January 2018, the WPCC V-Alert App will replace the previous texting service provided by ReGroup.
How to Install the V Alert App
It‘s easy to set up your Android or iOS mobile device with V Alert. There are two ways to install the app:
Option 1: QR Scanning Method
Step 1: Get The App
Using a QR reader application on your smart phone, scan the code below to download and install the V-Alert application:
Step 2: Open the V-Alert Application on Your Device
Once the application is downloaded to your smart phone, please open the V-Alert application.
If prompted, make sure you ALLOW notifications from V-Alert on your phone.
Step 3: Set Up V-Alert
Select the Scan QR option. If prompted, make sure you ALLOW V-Alert access to your camera.
Step 4: Scan Set-Up QR Code
The V-Alert app will automatically configure itself when you scan the QR code below:
Once the code is scanned, your WPCC V-Alert app screen should like like this:
Step 5: You’re Done!
V Alert is now installed and configured on your device.
The WPCC V-Alert app looks like this on your home screen:
Option 2: Manual Installation
Step 1: Download the V-Alert App
Visit the app store for your device by selecting the appropriate button below:
Step 2: Configure the V-Alert App
Open the V Alert app on your device by tapping the V Alert icon (it looks like this):
If you are prompted by the app, make sure that you ALLOW notifications from V-Alert.
Select Enter Server from the choices you are given:
Enter valert.wpcc.edu and select Save Server to receive notifications from WPCC:
Your screen should look like this:
You will now receive notifications from WPCC.
If you have a non-smart phone, a Windows-based phone, or you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact the IT Help Desk at (828) 448-6030.