Test of Wake Alert emergency notification system set for Oct. 6

This information was emailed to students, faculty and staff Oct. 3 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Students, faculty and staff will receive test messages starting at 9 a.m. Oct. 6 when Wake Forest conducts a test of the University’s Wake Alert emergency notification system.  The test will not require any action by those who receive the test messages.

The test is being conducted to assure that all aspects of the emergency notification system are operating properly.

The test will consist of the following:

–The 0utdoor alert system will be activated.  Chimes will be heard.
–A text message will be sent to undergraduate students.  The same message will be sent to graduate/professional students and faculty and staff who have registered to receive emergency text messages.
–A message will be placed on the Wake Alert web site (wakealert.wfu.edu).
–An email will be sent to students, faculty and staff.
–A voice mail message will be sent to faculty and staff.
–A message will be placed on the University’s weather/emergency phone line (758-5935).

The test will be conducted by the University Police Department and the University’s Office of Communications and External Relations.

Anyone with questions about the test may email University Emergency Manager August Vernon at vernona@nullwfu.edu.

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