Siren Test Scheduled for Today POSTPONED

Monday, January 23, 2017

The full-volume test of the UNCW Seahawk Warning Siren System scheduled for 12 p.m. today (Monday, Jan. 23) has been postponed. The campus will be notified once it is rescheduled.

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.  The university also tests 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. 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 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