UNCW to Conduct a Full-Volume Siren Test June 17

Monday, June 15, 2020

A full-volume test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System on UNCW's main campus is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17.

There will be an audible message announcing the siren test is about to begin and another message announcing that the siren test has concluded. Please note: the June 17 event is only a volume test of the siren and no action from the campus or community is needed.

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 homepageFacebookTwitter, campus-wide emails, and/or UNCWAlert text messages and phone calls, to communicate with the campus and community during emergencies. 

EH&S periodically tests the siren system and other emergency communication tools as part of their routine maintenance. 
*This particular scheduled test will not include a test of other emergency communication tools.

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 UNCWAlert 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