Between updating your Facebook or tweeting about your day, make sure you take the time to update your Emergency Contact Information on the Howdy Portal. With just a few clicks, you will have provided information that can be utilized in the event that you were an emergency situation.
To update your Emergency Contact Information:
Step 1: Log on to your Howdy Portal
Step 2: Click on the MyRecord Tab
Step 3: Find the My Information Channel
Step 4: Click on View/Update Emergency Contacts
Step 5: Enter your designated Emergency Contacts
I have already registered for Code Maroon. Is this the same thing?
No. Code Maroon is Texas A&M University’s emergency notification system that gives the University the ability to communicate health and emergency information directly to you through TAMU Email and text messages. The Code Maroon system is a campus wide service. The emergency contacts that you provide would only be used to communicate information about you in the event you were in an emergency situation.
How many emergency contacts can I enter? And what information can I provide for each contact?
You have the ability to enter multiple emergency contacts within Howdy. For each emergency contact you enter, you have the ability to list the relationship you have with the person, their name, address and phone number. Although you can enter all this information, it is not a requirement.
Are there other precautions I can take as a student?
Sure! Besides updating your emergency contact information with Texas A&M and registering for Code Maroon, you can also program emergency contact information into your cell phone under the listing "ICE" (In Case of Emergency). By designating an ICE contact, first responders can contact your friends and family in the event you’re involved in an emergency.