UNCW to Conduct Full-Volume Test of Siren, Emergency Communication Tools Jan. 27

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A full-volume test of the UNCW Seahawk Warning Siren System is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27. UNCW will test additional emergency communication tools, including email, phone and text notifications; university-owned desktop alerts; and emergency beacons at CREST Research Park, in concurrence. No action is required during these tests. Those who experience issues with the "AlertUs" desktop notification system are asked to contact the Technology Assistance Center at 910.962.4357.

The Seahawk Warning Siren System is an outdoor emergency warning tool that the university uses in conjunction with a number of other resources, namely the UNCW homepage, FacebookTwitter, campus-wide emails, mass text messages and phone calls, to communicate with the UNCW community during emergencies. EH&S periodically tests the siren system and other emergency communication tools as part of their routine maintenance. 

During an Actual Emergency
Monitor UNCW communication tools for instructions and updates 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 signed up for 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 and Staff Notifications
Only faculty and staff who have registered their mobile 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 in or out.
Additional resources: 
UNCW Emergency and Safety Information
General Safety Tips from the University Police

- Caroline Cropp