Test of campuswide emergency alert system to be conducted

The 3-minute test of the system is scheduled for 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Oct. 5, 2022

At the University of Missouri, safety is a top priority. Campus officials work to ensure that by regularly testing the campuswide emergency alert system.

An Alertus beacon.

The test will be conducted at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

During the 3-minute emergency test, the following will happen:

  • Text message alerts will be sent to students, faculty and staff who have elected to receive warnings by text. Messages will indicate that the notifications are a test.
  • A mass alert email will be sent to all university email accounts.
  • Desktop notifications will appear on all MU-owned computer screens.
  • ALERTUS beacons will sound an alert and flash for 3 minutes. ALERTUS beacons are located in lecture halls, common areas and hallways of all MU residence halls and most MU classroom buildings and student unions.

Faculty, staff, students and the public can opt-in for emergency alerts by visiting mualert.missouri.edu.

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