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Weather and Emergency Alerts

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If you have not done so already, please be sure to update your cellphone information in the CIAlerts emergency messaging system. You can do so by logging into myCIA, and using the CIAlerts dashboard

In the event of an emergency, school closing, or weather-related schedule change, the Cleveland Institute of Art will inform the community via CIAlerts, the CIA website and official social media accounts, and in some cases on radio and television broadcasts.


CIA’s emergency notification system, e2Campus, enables the Institute to send urgent news to your cell phone, email, and voicemail. It will not be used for general CIA announcements.

Depending on your personal cell phone plan, there may be a nominal fee from your carrier to receive text messages, but there is no charge from the Institute to use this service.

All members of the CIA community (students, faculty, and staff) have been pre-registered for CIAlerts based on information currently on file with the Institute. This includes name, CIA email address, and cell and home phone (if provided).

Access your CIAlerts Account at to review, verify, and update your personal information. Family members who you wish to receive alerts should be added as additional email addresses and/or phone numbers within your account. You may have a maximum of two SMS (text) numbers, five email addresses, and two voice numbers listed.

It is strongly recommended that you have at least one non-CIA method of being contacted, such as a cell phone number or a non-CIA email address. This will help ensure that you receive a notification in the event of a local or regional service outage when your CIA phone and email may be off line.

CIA website and social media accounts

In emergency situations, the Cleveland Institute of Art will post emergency and important alert messages on the College's website, in a banner at the top of the homepage and interior pages, and also on the mobile website.

These notifications will also be posted on the CIA's official Facebook page ( and Twitter account (@cleinstituteart).

Radio and television broadcasts

To broadcast automatic messages during an emergency, CIA communicates with several local radio and television stations which operate automatic, web- or phone-based systems. These automatic systems have a crawling message across the bottom of the screen and we are mostly likely to use them to announce a college closure, most often due to inclement weather. Television stations that carry closure information include WKYC Channel 3, WOIO Action 19, Fox 8 Channel 8, and WEWS News Channel 5.

However, the most reliable sources of information will be messages directly from CIA that you receive via email, or sent directly to your cell  phone, or that you see broadcast on

CIAlerts Account

Please be sure you have updated your contact information on CIAlert, which is CIA’s emergency notification system.

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