UNCW Alert System Test Scheduled for Oct. 21

Monday, October 12, 2020

A test of the UNCW Alert system is scheduled to occur at 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, Oct. 21. 

Multiple components of the UNCW Alert system will be tested, including: 

  • The UNCW outdoor siren warning system 
  • Text notification 
  • Telephone notification 
  • Email 
  • Social media posts 
  • UNCW Emergency Information Website 
  • Alertus Beacons located at the CREST campus 
No action from the community is required. 

In the event severe weather is forecast within or approaching New Hanover County on the day of the scheduled test, it will be rescheduled for the following Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 12 p.m. (noon). The campus community will be notified if the test is rescheduled. 

Those who are outdoors or within certain areas of buildings will hear the siren activate. The siren system is intended to be an outdoor alert tool and is not specifically designed to be heard indoors. 

Again, no action from the community is necessary during this test. 

The Seahawk Warning Siren System is an outdoor emergency warning tool that the university uses in conjunction with a number of other tools, namely the UNCW homepageFacebookTwitter, campus-wide emails, and/or UNCW Alert 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.