Cancellation of the UGAAlert system test scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23

September 22, 2014


Steve Harris

Steve Harris

Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness, Office of
Work: 706-542-5845

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Athens, Ga. - The test of the University of Georgia's UGAAlert emergency notification system originally scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 10:45 a.m. has been canceled. Due to the activation of the UGAAlert system on Friday for the reported threat at the Miller Learning Center, the UGAAlert system will not need to be tested since important feedback and data were obtained from the actual alert activation.

UGA students, faculty and staff who have not checked or updated their information in the UGAAlert system in the past six months are asked to go to to ensure the accuracy of their information.

Additionally, the UGAAlert Desktop system is available as a free download for all students, faculty and staff. The UGAAlert Desktop software will scroll an emergency message across the bottom of a computer screen; however, action is required by the computer user to download this software. UGAAlert Desktop may be downloaded for free at

To receive messages from UGAAlert via Twitter, follow @UGAAlert, @UGAOEP, @universityofga or @UGAEVENTS.

For questions regarding the UGAAlert system, email or call the Office of Emergency Preparedness at 706-542-5845.


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