UFAlert emergency notification test set for Wednesday

Published: December 3 2012

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will conduct a test of its UFAlert emergency notification system between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, which is between fourth and fifth class periods. Included in Wednesday’s test message and linked on the UFAlert website (ufalert.ufl.edu) will be a survey to help identify future enhancements and system progress. The survey can be accessed online at goo.gl/BESyn.

A text-based message will be sent to students, faculty and staff via text messaging, email, UFAlert social media accounts, UF home page and IP telephones.

An audio message will be broadcast to essentially all Cisco IP telephones on the UF campus as well as outdoor speakers in high-pedestrian traffic areas such as the Plaza of the Americas, Reitz Student Union Lawn, Turlington Plaza and the Sun Terrace. In addition, most UF academic classrooms on campus now include an IP telephone or speaker to receive broadcasted UF Alerts.

To ensure that you will receive text messages, students, faculty and staff should update their emergency contact information in MyUFL. Updates can be made at MyUFL by clicking on My Account and Update Emergency Contact.

The emergency text messaging system is used only in cases when a threat has the potential to affect the University’s campus. In the event of an emergency or disaster affecting campus, the UF home page is the official source of university emergency-related information.

To learn about your UFAlert, including subscription settings, notification methods and additional information please visit ufalert.ufl.edu/faqs/.


Steve Orlando, sfo@ufl.edu

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