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LU Alert Test – TODAY

The Fall Term test of the LU Alert system is scheduled for today, Thursday, Oct. 5 between 11 a.m. and noon. At that time, you will receive telephone calls, email messages and, if you have provided a cellphone number, text messages confirming the test. Please let your emergency contact know that they may receive a phone message if you shared one of your phone numbers (i.e. home).

This system is one of several Lawrence will use to communicate in the event of an emergency. It provides Lawrence with an enhanced ability to communicate quickly to large numbers of students, faculty, staff and emergency contacts using multiple communication channels: email, office phones, cellphones and text messages.

  • Of the delivery options, email and text messaging have been the quickest and most reliable methods.
  • The system’s ability to deliver messages to office phones is limited by the capabilities of our telephone system. While we have improved our ability to receive office phone calls, faculty and staff should not expect to receive an emergency message immediately via office phone.
  • The delivery of messages via cellphones is faster, but may also be limited by the capacity of some network providers. If you want to be notified of a campus emergency via cellphone, please verify that your cell number is listed on Voyager.
  • If you would like to be contacted via cellphone or text message, you may provide your cellphone number to Human Resources.

As members of the Lawrence community, we all have a responsibility to ensure effective communication in an emergency. Thank you for your support.

The Crisis Management Team