Know Your Sirens
Know the Difference Between the Emergency Warning Siren and ‘All Clear’
People on or near campus can expect to hear two different sounds from the University’s sirens.
- One signals an emergency warning that requires immediate action, such as go or remain inside.
- The other indicates “all clear.” Resume normal activities.
To hear an audio sample of the siren and “all clear” tones go to:
People outside on or near campus may hear the sirens at six locations:
- Hinton James Residence Hall off Manning Drive;
- Gary R. Tomkins Chilled Water Operations Center behind the Dogwood Parking Deck;
- Winston Residence Hall at the corner of Raleigh Street and South Road;
- Hill Hall behind University Methodist Church;
- University buildings and support facilities near the Giles Horney Building off Martin Luther King Boulevard; and
- William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center about three miles east of the central campus.
If you are inside a building or driving in a car, don’t expect to hear the sirens.
Registered cell phone users will receive an accompanying Alert Carolina text message about a siren activation and an all clear.