ALL CLEAR: UNCW Conducted a Full-Volume Test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System on July 17

Monday, July 17, 2017

UNCW completed a scheduled test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System and the UNCW Alert emergency notification system at 12 p.m. on July 17, 2017. The university 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.

No action is required when the siren sounds during the test. In the event of an actual emergency, monitor mobile devices, campus email, UNCW WebsiteUNCW Alert siteUNCW FacebookUNCW Twitter, and the Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751 for information about the incident. Take appropriate action to protect yourself and wait for an all-clear notification.

Safety awareness resources:

Emergency and safety information
UNCW Environmental Health & Safety
Active Shooter/Attacker response and training information
UNCW Police Department

Only 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.
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.”
To discontinue emergency notifications:
Reply “STOP UNCW” to the test message. To remove your phone number and/or email address from the emergency list, send a request to