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UConn Testing Emergency Alert System on Tuesday

March 27, 2017

Sent on behalf of University Communications:

To the University Community:


The University of Connecticut will test its emergency notification and alerting system, UConnALERT, at all campuses on Tuesday at 12:25 p.m.

The test involves multiple messaging platforms. A notice will be posted on the UConnALERT website (; an email will be sent to all faculty, staff and students; and posting will appear on the University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Cell phone numbers registered with the UConnALERT system will also receive a text message. For the Storrs campus only, the outdoor sirens will be tested simultaneously with an audible tone.

Smartphone users who have downloaded UConn’s official mobile application, myUConn, will also receive an alert through the app during the test. To download the free myUConn mobile app, visit

In an actual emergency, information will be available and updated through the UConnALERT website (

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit this site to register for cell phone text alerts, update their information, and view other items related to emergency procedures and general campus safety.

Thank you for your cooperation during the exercise and your support of public safety initiatives at UConn.


Hans Rhynhart

UConn Chief of Police and Interim Director of Public Safety

Tysen Kendig

Vice President for Communications