What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.
When is this happening? Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:
- Tweets to @uwaterloo and @WatSAFEapp.
- WatSAFE mobile app.
- The ‘UW Emerge’ on-screen pop-up for desktops and laptops.
- Skype for Business Instant Messages.
Please be advised that this is just a test and the message displayed will read “TEST of the UW Emergency Notification System. During an actual emergency or threat you would receive instructions. No action is required.” More information regarding the emergency would be available at alert.uwaterloo.ca .
Approximately a half hour after the test activation the deactivation messaging option will send another message that will display “The Testing of the Campus Emergency Notification System is Completed”
In the event of a real emergency during this test, please contact Police Services at 519-888-4911, or extension 22222.
Be sure to install the WatSAFE app on your device to receive this test message, and more importantly, to stay informed of campus emergency situations. Visit the WatSAFE website for more details.
Questions/concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, email@example.com or ext. 44357.