UH to conduct test of emergency notification system

Test will cover all campuses statewide on Nov. 5th, 10 a.m.

University of Hawaiʻi
Jodi Leong, (808) 956-9437
Dir of Communications, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Nov 4, 2013

The University of Hawai‘i System will conduct a test of its emergency notification system, UH Alert, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. The test will involve all 10 UH campuses and include all students, faculty and staff who have registered to receive the alerts.

The UH Alert emergency notification system alerts the university community in the event of a natural, health or civil emergency. It includes emergency messages sent to all students, faculty and staff via email, and to students, faculty and staff who have signed up to receive text message alerts on their mobile phones.

The UH Alert system is used only in urgent situations that may impact the health and safety of the UH community, and during campus closures. It is tested once a semester to ensure the system is functioning properly.

As part of the Nov. 5th test, Campus Security vehicles on the UH Mānoa campus may test their emergency loudspeaker systems in the area of Hawai‘i Hall and Varney Circle.