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University Statements

Emergency Communications Test Scheduled for Thursday, March 28

Good afternoon,

NC State Emergency Management and Mission Continuity will conduct a campuswide emergency communications test on Thursday, March 28. No action is required from you during the test. The test should last approximately five minutes and will end after an all-clear announcement.

The test notifications will be sent through all WolfAlert system methods, which are sirens, the OnCampus App, the NC State homepage, text messaging, email, Alertus Desktop, digital billboard screens, and the social media accounts Facebook and X. In the event of a real emergency, weather threat or other safety situation, the test will be postponed.

It is the responsibility of every member of the Wolfpack to prepare for emergency events and to know what to do to ensure the safety of ourselves and one another. Here are a few things you can do today to be ready for any emergency and better understand the upcoming test:

  • Get informed: Review the university’s emergency preparedness information and think through situations you may face as an individual on and off campus.
  • Make a plan: Locate the emergency exits in the areas you frequent on campus and sign up for WolfAlerts if you haven’t already.
  • Take action: Be ready to take action in the event of a fire, severe weather, shelter-in-place announcement, or any other type of emergency.

The best time to prepare for an emergency situation is now. Please review the university’s recommended emergency preparedness information and plan accordingly for the emergency communications test on Thursday, March 28.

Thank you.