UPDATE – Due to power issues impacting some portions of campus, today’s UM Emergency Alert test is postponed. DTE is addressing the issues and the test will be rescheduled for another date.
Sept. 18, 2018 — The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security will test the UM Emergency Alert system on Friday, Sept. 21 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Members of our community may receive up to three messages during the testing period. DPSS is working to integrate new capabilities, which is why there may be up to three messages during this period. There is no action required by recipients.
The test will be sent through all methods of the alert system, including the Michigan App, U-M Gateway, DPSS website, interior building digital signs, Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, email, phone calls and text messages. The test will be canceled if the system is activated for a real emergency.
DPSS and Information and Technology Services are partners in providing the emergency alerts functionality. The testing will confirm system operations readiness.
About the UM Emergency Alert System
The UM Emergency Alert system is intended to notify the campus community of an active, major campus emergency such as an active attacker, severe weather warnings or emergency reduction in operations. Additional information about the specific emergency will be posted on the DPSS website as it becomes available.
For more information about UM Emergency Alerts, including how to enroll.