Campus safety is a priority at UNCG. To help ensure the university is prepared for emergencies, a campus-wide test of its emergency notification systems will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, starting at 10:35 a.m.
The university is required to conduct this test throughout the year. It is recognized that several emergency alerts have been issued over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, those alerts cannot be used to meet the test requirements since they were not a prescheduled test. To help reduce any disruptions, there will only be two test messages sent during this brief test: the initial test message and then a follow-up email only notification.
The following systems will be activated during the first test message: AM radio station channel 1640 (with internet streaming); campus-wide email; text messages, Twitter and Facebook; network pop-up; blue light emergency phone PA systems; classroom intercoms, building mass notification systems; emergency and adverse weather line (4-4400); and the new emergency web site: http://spartanalert.uncg.edu.
To register for text messaging, or to confirm your information is up-to-date, go to Emergency Cell Phone Contact under Personal Information in your UNCGenie account. You may download the latest version of the computer-screen pop-up tool (Windows only) and subscribe to the emergency notification RSS feed at http://notify.uncg.edu/.
To learn more about emergency preparedness and response at UNCG, visit http://emg.uncg.edu. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Office of Emergency Management (email: BeReady@uncg.edu or phone: 336-256-8639).