Reminder: University Will Test Sirens Monday

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

You may hear the University’s emergency sirens on Thursday, September 6, between noon and 1 p.m. during a TEST that is part of Alert Carolina, our ongoing safety awareness campaign. No action is required.

The sirens sound only for a major emergency or an immediate safety or health threat, such as an armed and dangerous person on or near campus; a major chemical spill or hazard; tornado warning for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area issued by the National Weather Service; or a different emergency, as determined by the Department of Public Safety. Be prepared to go inside or take cover immediately in a real emergency.

The University also sends test text messages to anyone who has registered a cell phone number in the online campus directory. For more information, including audio samples of the siren tones, see