Update: DPSS conducted a test of the UM Emergency Alert system today. If this had been an actual emergency, more information and updates would be posted on the DPSS website. Testing of the system is now complete. Please visit our website for more information about UM Emergency Alerts, including how to verify your enrollment.
Original: The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security will test the UM Emergency Alert system on Tuesday, April 4, at noon. The activation is being performed as part of annual testing to ensure that the system continues functioning as expected, with test alerts being sent once per semester.
The test will be sent through all alert system methods, including the U-M Public Safety App, Michigan App, DPSS homepage, U-M Gateway, interior building digital signs, Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, email, phone calls, and text messages. There is no action required by recipients. The test will be canceled if the system is activated for a real emergency, a threat of severe weather, or other extenuating circumstances.
DPSS and Information and Technology Services are partners in providing emergency alert 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. Please visit our website for more information about UM Emergency Alerts, including how to enroll.