UNCW Completed a Full-Volume Test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System on Jan. 11

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

UNCW completed a full-volume test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at 12 p.m. UNCW also tested additional emergency communication tools in conjunction with the siren, including email, desktop, phone and text notifications as well as emergency beacons at CREST Research Park.
The Seahawk Warning Siren System is an outdoor emergency warning tool and may not be audible inside university buildings. No action is required when the siren sounds during the test. 
In an actual emergency, immediately take shelter indoors, monitor UNCW communication tools for additional information and wait for an all-clear notification.

Only those students, faculty and staff who have voluntarily registered their cell phone numbers with the university will receive UNCW Alert emergency text messages and voicemails during the test and in actual emergency situations.
Sign up to receive emergency notifications on your phone:
Log into mySeaPort.
Click “Register to Receive UNCW Emergency Texts” in the left-hand navigation.
Provide/update your personal information.
Click “Submit.”
Discontinue emergency notifications:
To discontinue emergency text messages, reply “STOP UNCW” to the test message. To remove your phone number and/or email address from the emergency list, send a request to