Test of Emergency Communications Set for Feb. 19

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The University of Connecticut will test its emergency notification and alerting system, UConnALERT, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12:25 p.m., on all campuses.

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 students, faculty, and staff; and posts will appear on the University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

In addition, cell phone numbers registered with the UConnALERT system will receive text messages. On the Storrs campus only, outdoor sirens will be tested with an audible tone.

This test includes emergency notifications at UConn Health, in addition to the Storrs and regional campuses.

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 app, visit:

https://mobile.uconn.edu/myuconn/

In an actual emergency, information will be updated regularly through the UConn Alert website at alert.uconn.edu.

Students, faculty, and staff should visit this site to register for cell phone text alerts, update their contact information, and obtain information related to emergency procedures and campus safety.