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Registration Requirements on Albert

Cell Phone & Emergency Contact Requirements

In recent years, events on other campuses that put students' safety at risk have highlighted the need for heightened security and awareness on campus. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority for NYU. One of the most important tools in an emergency - whether an individual emergency or a large-scale condition which may have an impact on the whole campus - is swift communications.

The University has the ability to send text messages to your cell phone when Public Safety needs to send an alert message.

It is for these reasons that NYU is now REQUIRING that all students provide both a cell phone number AND an emergency contact number. The cell phone number can be either a domestic U.S. or an international cell number. The emergency contact can be either the name and phone number of a person residing in the U.S. or an international phone number. During registration on Albert, we will be checking to see if you have provided both cell and emergency contact numbers. If either is missing, you will not be allowed to register for classes.

We urge you to go to Albert and enter your cell phone number and emergency contact number. These numbers will be stored in the Student Information System (SIS) and used appropriately.

Cell phone

Cell Phone & Emergency Contact can be updated from links on the Albert homepage

You can enter this number via the "E-mail/Phones" option on Albert. Once you have entered your cell phone number in Albert, be alert for text messages from "38671 NYU Emergency Alert." If you receive a text message from this number, follow the instructions immediately. We expect to conduct one test per semester; other than that, it will only be used in emergency situations.

Emergency Contact

Data provided in these fields will enable us to contact a family member or friend in the event that you have become ill or injured. The "Emergency Contact" section is a place to provide a name and number for someone located within the United States. An International Emergency Phone number can be entered in the "E-mail / Phones" section, if you wish to provide a phone number from a foreign country. At least one of these two contact sections must be completed to fulfill the requirement.


The following steps will guide you through the process for entering your Cell and International numbers:

  1. From your Personal Records Page, select Email/Phones.
  2. Click on drop-down menu that states "Select Address for Update".
  3. Select Cell Phone or International Cell Phone or International Emergency Phone and then click on the Select button.
  4. Enter the selected phone number.
  5. Please note that for the cell phone entries, you can indicate that the numbers are to be used for NYU Emergency Alerts only.
  6. Click on "Update this address".
  7. The window containing your new phone number will re-display with the message: "Your requested updates were processed successfully. Please verify the changes."
  8. After you have verified your entry, you are finished and may return to other Albert choices by selecting one of the links from the menu at the top of your page.


The following steps will guide you through the process for entering your Emergency Contact number:

  1. From your Personal Records Page, select Emergency Contact.
  2. Click on link "To UPDATE your Emergency Contact Information".
  3. Enter a name and phone number for your Emergency Contact. The number is a U.S. formatted number, (999) 999-9999.
  4. Click on "Add/Update Contact".
  5. The window containing your contact name and phone number will re-display with the message: "Your requested updates were processed successfully. Please verify the changes."
  6. After you have verified your entry, you are finished and may return to other Albert choices by selecting one of the links from the menu at the top of your page.