Dordt College News

Get the 411: Text DORDT to 82942

September 19, 2011

Need a reminder about a Dordt College pops concert or the next prairie walk? Maybe you could use a quick reminder about the next home football or volleyball game. Dordt College now offers a mobile texting service to help keep students, alumni and friends, and prospective students up-to-speed on current happenings around campus.

“We’re happy to be able to offer this new service to the community, as well as students and friends of the college,” said Sonya Jongsma Knauss, director of marketing and public relations at Dordt College. “It’s just another way to help provide people with the information they want, in the way they prefer to receive it.”

A study just released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reports that 73 percent of U.S. adults text, and 83 percent of adults are mobile phone owners. The numbers are even higher for college students—with 99 percent of college students nationwide owning cell phones, text messaging has overtaken email and instant messaging as the main form of communication for teens and college students. 

Dordt College began offering the texting service at the beginning of the academic year.

To find out more and to sign up for customized event notices, text DORDT to 82942.

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