Southwest Emergency Messaging System

Southwest Tennessee Community College, in partnership with Rave Wireless, offers an emergency email and text-messaging service to students, faculty and staff called the Southwest Emergency Messaging System. These options will only be used in the event of an on-campus emergency, an unscheduled College closing, or a delay of or cancellation of classes due to, for example, severe inclement weather. Students, faculty, and staff can sign up for the service voluntarily. Southwest encourages students to sign up for this service because of the speed with which email and text messaging will enable them to receive emergency information from College authorities. There is no charge for signing up, however, standard text messaging rates apply.

To activate your account for your mobile phone:

  • Use the following link to sign up for Southwest's Emergency Messaging Service:
  • On the Southwest Rave login page, click on the "If you haven't registered, Join Now" link under the login button
  • Proceed with the 3-step registration process:
    1. Enter your first and last names: Enter and confirm your mobile number, enter your preferred email address, then click to agree to the terms of use.
    2. Confirm mobile number -- A text message will be sent to your mobile number. Open the message to obtain your four-digit confirmation code and enter that code to complete the process.
    3. Registration complete -- You are now ready to receive alerts.

To activate your account just for your email address:

From your browser:

  1. Launch on your computer.
  2. Login with your school email address.
  3. Click Join Now.
  4. Enter your school email address (or the email and password provided by Southwest).
  5. Click Next.
  6. Go to your email program.

From your email program:

  1. Open the confirmation email Rave sends you.
  2. Click the included link to continue the registration process.

If you experience problems with registering your cell number and/or email address please send the below information to

  1. First and last name:
  2. Email address:
  3. Phone number:
  4. Carrier name:
  5. Is the account pre-paid? Yes/No
  6. Has the number been ported from another carrier, had a transfer in liability (parents to student for example), or been created as a new account with the carrier within the last 60 days? Yes/No
  7. Phone Model:
  8. Contact Phone Number: