Test of Emergency Communications Set for March 20

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The University of Connecticut will test its emergency notification and alerting system, UConnALERT, at all campuses on Tuesday, March 20 at 12:25 p.m.

The test involves multiple messaging platforms. A notice will be posted on the UConn Alert website (alert.uconn.edu); an email will be sent to all faculty, staff, and students; and postings will appear on the University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Cell phone numbers registered with the UConnAlert system will also receive a text message. For the Storrs campus only, the outdoor sirens will be tested simultaneously with an audible tone.

Smartphone users who have downloaded the University’s official mobile application, myUConn, will also receive an alert through the app during the test. To download the free myUConn mobile app, visit mobile.uconn.edu.

In an actual emergency, information will be available and updated through the UConn Alert website (alert.uconn.edu).Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to visit this site to register for cell phone text alerts, update their information, and view other items related to emergency procedures and general campus safety.