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PSC Emergency Alert System

Potomac State can now send urgent news to your cell phone. To sign-up for Potomac State Emergency Alert please go to the following link and fill out the registration form:

If you experience any problems you can call the ITS Help Desk at (304) 293-4444 or email them at .

PSC Housing & Residence Life Updates

Students also have the option to receive updates and information directly from the Office of Housing & Residence Life. We will send alerts when school is closed due to inclement weather or if there is an emergency on campus. To sign up for these Housing updates, text @pscres to 81010. You may unsubscribe at any time by texting “unsubscribe @pscre” to the same phone number.

You may also receive Housing & Residence Life messages via email by simply sending an email to .

Please note: There may be a fee from your carrier associated with sending and receiving text messages, but PSC does not charge for this service.

The Housing & Residence Life Update system is completely separate from the University wide “PSC Emergency Alert” system.

Sending Mail and Packages to your WVU Keyser Student

Here is some information about how mail and packages are delivered to your student living in a WVU Residence Hall. 

  • Students are assigned a mailbox at check-in.
  • Mail is delivered Monday - Friday to the mailroom in the Student Union; there is no Saturday or Sunday delivery.
  • When a student receives a package, they will receive an email at their WVU MIX account. 
  • Packages will be held and may be picked up during the hours posted on the mailroom door
  • Students must show their Mountaineer ID, a driver's license or some other form of official identification to collect their package(s). 

Students should receive their mail without delay if it is addressed as follows: 

Student Name

105 Fort Avenue, Mailbox # ____

Keyser, WV 26726 


WVU provides all students living in dorms an incredible HD cable tv content package. To make sure you can take advantage of this fantastic service, keep these things in mind for move-in:

- To enjoy HD cable television in your residential rooms, you must have an HD tv with a digital tuner either built in or as a separate unit.

- Not all HD tvs have a built in digital tuner, and some older ones that do won’t work with the newest cable systems.

- Old-style CRT (tube) tvs will not work with these new digital HD services.

- If your tv does not have a digital tuner built in, or is an older model that is not compatible with the system used by WVU, we recommend two options: the ChannelMaster CM-7003 (available at Walmart and Amazon) or Pico Digital HD 2 (available online from multiple vendors).

- Make sure to bring a coax cable if you have to purchase the standalone digital tuner. We provide one coax cable to each student, but you need an extra one to connect a standalone tuner to your tv.

If you run in to any problems, such as loss of service or channel availability, contact College Cable Services at 1-888-467-9004

For more detailed instructions and information, please visit: