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Full test of university’s emergency notification system scheduled for Sept. 15

A full test of UGAAlert, the university’s emergency notification system, will be conducted Sept. 15 at 10:45 a.m. Periodic tests of the system are necessary to evaluate the university’s ability to issue timely emergency messages when immediate action is required.

Prior to the test, it is very important that students, faculty and staff review their contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) in the UGAAlert system to ensure that their personal contact information and their specific preferences for being notified are accurate.

Contact information may be checked at

The UGAAlert desktop system is available for free to all students, faculty and staff. The desktop software will scroll an emergency message across the bottom of a computer screen; however, action is required by computer users to install the current version of the software on their computer.

The desktop software is at under the section for UGAAlert Desktop.

UGAAlert messages also can be received via Twitter by following @UGAAlert, @UGAevents, @Universityofga or @UGAOEP.

In the event of severe weather on Sept. 15, the drill will be rescheduled to a day when more favorable weather conditions exist.