|Reminder: UPennAlert Emergency Notification Test: February 29
February 26, 2008, Volume 54, No. 23
The University will conduct its first campus-wide UPennAlert Emergency Notification test on February 29. The goal is to test the effectiveness and timeliness of the system’s infrastructure so that potential system challenges can be identified.
What you can expect:
A UPennAlert message will be sent via text to your cell phone and voice message to your office phone (if applicable) simultaneously.
• You will be asked to respond to the text message with a unique 5 character alpha code listed in the original message.
• You will be asked to respond to the voice message by listening to the message and pressing “1.”
If you respond to each message, the test is over and you won’t receive another alert. If you don’t respond to the text message, the test will continue and you’ll receive alerts on your other registered devices.
A UPennAlert will be sent via e-mail if you don’t respond to the text message.
• To respond, insert “1”into the body of the email response and send.
A UPennAlert will be sent via voice message to your cell phone if you don’t respond to the email.
• To respond, listen to the entire message and press “1.”
•The test message will cycle through text, email, and cell phone voice message in four-minute intervals until a response is received, or for a maximum of two times.
For a detailed overview of the test and UPennAlert, visit the DPS website, www.publicsafety.upenn.edu.
• Faculty and staff can update their contact information at www.upenn.edu/directories. Click on “Update Directory Listings” and log in using your PennKey.