Test of UNCW Siren, Emergency Communication Tools Scheduled for 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

A full-volume test of the UNCW Seahawk Warning Siren System is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6. When the siren test occurs, UNCW will also test additional emergency communication tools, 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 campus buildings. No action is required when the siren sounds during the test.
During an Actual Emergency
Immediately take shelter indoors, monitor UNCW communication tools for additional information and wait for an all-clear notification.
Student Notifications
Student phone numbers are automatically registered to receive UNCW Alert emergency notifications by voice and text message. Students should follow these instructions to review or update their contact numbers. UNCW strongly encourages students to remain in the service to ensure they are always automatically contacted in the event of an emergency, but individuals may opt out by following these instructions.
Faculty-Staff Notifications
Only 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. UNCW strongly encourages faculty and staff to register for these alerts. Please see these instructions (PDF) to register for the service, change contact numbers or opt out.
Additional resources:
UNCW Emergency and Safety Information