What is Broadcast Messaging and how do I use it?

The Wayne State University Broadcast Messaging Service delivers campus safety alerts and other important messages to WSU students, faculty and staff via email or text message. There are two ways to access Broadcast:


  • broadcast.wayne.edu
  • Academica: Log in and click the Broadcast Messaging link under the University Resources tab.


Campus safety alerts are automatically sent to all students, faculty and staff via email by the Wayne State University Police Department. Features include:


  • Choose the types of messages you want to receive.
  • Choose to receive communications via text message and/or email.
  • Set times to pause delivery of WSU text messages to your cell phone.
  • View message history.
  • Volunteer to receive test messages from WSUPD.
  • Students can sign up to get messages regarding:
  • Course time or location changes.
  • Final grade postings.
  • Hold releases.
  • Financial aid notifications.


There is no fee to register your cell phone with WSU's Broadcast Messaging Service. Text message charges or per-message fees from your cell provider may apply.


  • Message and data rates may apply: The WSU Broadcast Messaging Service provides service updates and mobile alerts. You may be charged a fee to send and receive messages based on the terms of your mobile service provider. Check your mobile service provider if you have questions about your mobile service plan.
  • Message frequency varies by user: Manage messages with the codes below.
  • To stop receiving alerts: Text "STOP" to 37717
  • To receive help: Text "HELP" to 37717


Terms and Conditions for WSU Broadcast Messaging Service can be found at kb.wayne.edu/258494.