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Campus-Wide UPennAlert Emergency Notification Drill
February 12, 2008, Volume 54, No. 21

The Division of Public Safety (DPS), in conjunction with Information Systems & Computing (ISC), will conduct a campus-wide UPennAlert Emergency Notification test on Friday, February 29.

In order to make this test a success, DPS and ISC needs the help of all Penn faculty, staff and students! Those who have not already registered emergency contact information, are urged to do so as soon as possible. Each member of the Penn community is asked to list the number where they can be reached immediately, such as a cell phone number. Each person who registers with the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System by noon on February 28, will automatically receive a notification on their registered devices (cell phone, e-mail, office phone) during the test.

The purpose of this campus-wide test is to proactively measure the effectiveness, capacity, and timeliness of the system’s infrastructure and ability to deliver a UPennAlert to approximately 52,000 Penn faculty, staff, and students in the event of a campus-wide crisis situation.

The test results will be used to identify and address system challenges.

More detailed instructions about the test will be sent via a University-wide e-mail on February 19. 

Faculty and Staff can register their emergency contact information at:  www.upenn.edu/directories.

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions about UPennAlert, visit the Division of Public Safety’s website at www.publicsafety.upenn.edu.

—Division of Public Safety

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Almanac - February 12, 2008, Volume 54, No. 21