Tests of Wake Forest Emergency Alert Systems will be conducted on Oct. 17 and 19. System tests will occur on both days between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The tests are being conducted to ensure that the University’s emergency notification systems operate correctly.

If an actual emergency were to occur on the testing dates, the University would use numerous alert methods to inform the campus.

Here is what to expect:

Wake Alert Testing – Test messages will be shared starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 17. These include notifications via email, text, phone, Wake Safe mobile app, @WakeAlert Twitter and Wake Alert Facebook page. A banner will be posted on the University website. Please update your mobile phone information to receive emergency notifications from Wake Forest by text or phone.

The Emergency Alert System will send test messages to every TV that is connected to the campus cable network. This also includes the Stream2 app on any personal device, AppleTV, laptop, phone, etc., if you are logged in and watching at the time.

The outdoor emergency alert system will also be tested.

No action is required to alert messages during these tests. Testing will be carried out by the University Police Department and the Office of Communications and External Relations.

In addition to the testing procedures outlined above, emergency preparedness for members of the Wake Forest community requires each of us to review the University’s Emergency response, evacuation procedures and notification of immediate threat as posted on InsideWFU.