May 16, 2016
Topic: Campus News
A test of the UM Emergency Alert is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The test will be sent to the Michigan App, U-M Gateway and DPSS websites, interior building digital signs, Twitter, and RSS feeds. Email, phone calls, and text messages will not be tested.
Pending a successful test of the emergency alerts feature in the Michgian App, the app will be an additional method for the campus community to receive alerts, as well as a method for individuals not affiliated with the university, such as parents, contractors working on campus and visitors.
In addition to the Michigan App, faculty and staff on all U-M campuses and students on the Ann Arbor campus may now register in Wolverine Access to receive UM Emergency alerts on four phone numbers for voice messages and an additional four numbers for text messages.
DPSS worked with Information and Technology Services to enhance the UM Emergency Alert system by expanding emergency notification options for the university community.
The alert system is intended to notify the campus community of an active, major campus emergency such as an active shooter, severe weather warnings or emergency reduction in operations. Additional information about the specific emergency will be posted on the DPSS website as it becomes available.
UM Emergency Alerts are sent via text and voice messages to those who have registered with Wolverine Access; email to all students, faculty and staff; Michigan App push notification (pending a successful test); U-M Gateway and DPSS websites; interior building digital signs; Twitter; and RSS feeds.
To enable UM Emergency Alerts for the app test, download the Michigan App from the Apple App Store for iPhone or Google Play and open the app at least once. Push notifications for the Michigan App must be enabled in your device settings. The app notifications are short messages pushed to app-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets.