Emergency: System Test

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

You are receiving this email as part of a TEST of the University’s emergency sirens. This message coincides with the emergency sirens test. During the test, anyone outside on or near campus likely will hear the sirens. The sirens are not designed to be heard inside a building or vehicle.

NO ACTION is required. Again, this is only a TEST.

The University tests the sirens to remind everyone what to do if they hear the sirens sound for a real emergency and to make sure the equipment works properly.

In the event of a real emergency, University police advises all students, faculty and staff to:

  • Go inside immediately.
  • Close windows and doors.
  • Stay until further notice.
  • Follow directions from emergency responders or University officials.

In an emergency, we will also use all available communication methods as part of a multi-layered strategy to reach as many people, including those who may not be on campus when emergency sirens occur, as quickly as possible.

During an emergency, the Alert Carolina sirens will sound an “All Clear” message when the threat has passed.

For more information, see alertcarolina.unc.edu.

Download the new UNC Carolina Ready Safety App! The UNC Carolina Ready Safety App is designed to make your experience on campus as safe and satisfying as possible. The Carolina Ready Safety App empowers you with the tools you need to be prepared, mitigate dangers and respond appropriately to situations that occur.

The app includes emergency alerts, tools for staying safe on campus, emergency response guides, campus maps, and a variety of health and wellness resources.

This app will replace LiveSafe, which is no longer supported. Download the free UNC Carolina Ready Safety App in your phone’s app store by searching for “Carolina Ready”.