Reminder: University Will Test Sirens Wednesday

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

You may hear the University’s emergency sirens on Wednesday, August 26, 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 about Alert Carolina, including audio samples of the siren tones and details about using the American Red Cross Safe and Well List to communicate with family members outside the emergency area, see