RU Texts

Don't miss another deadline! RU Texts provides you with targeted text messages that remind you of important information when you need it. It's quick to opt in, free and easy to opt out.

Just click "Sign Me Up"

  • Your current active cell phone number appears. This is the number that will be opted-in to RU Texts. You will receive Radford text messages at this number. If you do NOT see a cell phone number listed, add a cell phone number.
  • In the Text Messaging Status section, click to check the box next to Opt In- I Want It and click Submit.
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Sample text from RU Texts
Sample text from RU Texts

More Information

All students are encouraged to sign up for RU Texts: important, non-emergency type, text messages that provide targeted, important, timely reminders concerning university deadlines and other important information. You will not receive any spam texts. These messages will be sent out only through official university offices such as the Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid or Residential Life.

It may take up to 24 hours before you start receiving non-emergency text messages.

Once you start receiving non-emergency text messages, you can reply HELP at any time for help.

Start receiving RU Texts today.

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Add A Cell Phone Number to RU Texts

  • If you do not see a cell phone number listed under Active Cell Phone(s), click on the Add Cell Phone link. This is the number that will be opted-in to RU Texts. You will receive RU Texts text messages at this number.
  • In the Phone Type drop down box, select Cell Phone.
  • Enter your Area Code and Phone Number.
  • Click Submit.
  • You will be taken back to the Manage My Text Messaging page.
  • In the Text Messaging Status section, click to check the box next to Opt In - I Want It and click Submit.
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Updating Your Phone Number for RU Texts

If your cell phone number changes, you can continue to receive non-emergency text messages if you provide your new cell phone number.

  • Log in to https://my.radford.edu/
  • Click on the Personal Information icon.
  • Click on the Edit Personal Information button located under the Person Information section on the left side of the page.
  • Click on Manage My Phone Numbers.
  • Click on the Update Phone Number button.
  • In the Phone Type drop down box, select Cell Phone.
  • Enter your Area Code and Phone Number.
  • Click Submit.
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Opting Out of RU Texts

If you choose to opt out of non-emergency texting, simply reply to a non-emergency text sent from Radford with one of these trigger words: STOP, STOPALL, UNSUBSCRIBE, CANCEL, END, or QUIT. You will receive one final automated message confirming that the opt out has occurred.

The trigger word may be upper or lower case, but the text message must only contain the trigger word itself.