Campuswide emergency notification test set for Feb. 15

UW-Eau Claire will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency notification system between 9 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students who have not yet subscribed to the emergency notification system are encouraged to do so before the campuswide test. See the Emergency Information webpage for information about how to subscribe. Please note that you must re-register every three years — so, even if you registered in the past, you may wish to re-register now.

The test will include the following notification methods:

  • a text message to cell phones that have been registered in the university’s emergency notification system.
  • a desktop alert on all campus computers connected to the campus network.
  • an email to all campus email addresses, as well as to all non-university email addresses registered in the emergency notification system.
  • a message on digital signs/screens in campus buildings.
  • an announcement on the UW-Eau Claire home page and Facebook and Twitter feeds.
  • a campuswide interior and exterior public address system announcement.

The test will help university officials determine how an alert will impact the campus and communication infrastructure. Following the test, faculty, staff and students will be asked to complete a brief Web survey to provide feedback regarding the emergency notification system.

Presentation: Active shooter incident protocols

As UW-Eau Claire tests its notification system, this also is an appropriate time for students, faculty and staff to review campus protocols and recommendations for what to do should an active shooter incident occur on campus. UW-Eau Claire Police recommend watching this video produced by the UW-Madison Police Department.