Friday, Feb. 7: **TEST, TEST, TEST** Baylor Alert TEST of Baylor University Emergency Communication Systems

Baylor University
Feb. 7, 2020

Media Contact: Lori Fogleman, Baylor University Media and Public Relations, 254-710-6275
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12:46 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Baylor Alert testing of University emergency communications completed.

More information about emergency preparedness and Baylor Alert is available at www.baylor.edu/emergency. In addition, questions or concerns can be directed to the Baylor Office of Emergency Management at Emergency_Management@baylor.edu or 254-710-2836 (BUEM). Update your information or sign up for Baylor Alert HERE.

12:33 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Baylor indoor notification system activated.

12:26 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Baylor outdoor notification system activated.

12:05 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Baylor Alert "Test" text and email messages delivered to all contacts.

Text: [Baylor Alert, 12:05 pm] *TEST* of Baylor's emergency comms systems. Outdoor notification system will also be activated. More info: baylor.edu/emergency *TEST*

Email: [Baylor Alert, 12:05 p.m.] **TEST, TEST, TEST** This is a TEST of Baylor University’s emergency communication systems. In case of an emergency, information would be provided through Baylor Alert (text and email), university websites, official social media accounts and the university’s indoor and outdoor notification system. As part of today’s TEST, the outdoor notification system will also be activated (on main campus). For additional information on the university’s emergency communication systems and emergency preparedness information, visit [www.baylor.edu/emergency].**TEST, TEST, TEST**

University social media channels updated with Baylor Alert test message: (Twitter: @BaylorAlert and @Baylor, Facebook: baylor.edu/facebook)

University's home page (www.baylor.edu) updated with Baylor Alert test message.

Baylor Information Line at ext. 4411 (254-710-4411) tested successfully.

12:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Baylor University’s test of its emergency communications systems is underway.

WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2020) – Baylor University will conduct a regular test of the multi-tiered Baylor Alert emergency communications systems from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

Baylor Alert is used to alert the campus community of a significant emergency or threat on or near campus. During the testing period, all contacts will receive “test” email and text messages. Emails will be sent from baylor@getrave.com and text messages from one of the following short codes: 226787, 67283, 78015 and 81437.

In addition, Baylor will test its outdoor and indoor notification systems with a series of test tones and voice announcements on outdoor and indoor loudspeakers, official University social media channels (Twitter: @BaylorAlert and @Baylor on Twitter, Facebook at baylor.edu/facebook) and website communications (www.baylor.edu) and the Baylor Information Line at 254-710-4411.

The Baylor Alert emergency communications systems are used to share important information and instructions for students, faculty, staff and visitors for all types of hazards, from severe weather to other dangerous situations.

How to Sign Up for Baylor Alert

Baylor students, faculty and staff may log in to BearWeb to enter/update their Baylor Alert contact information. Instructions are available here. Parents can be added as an “alternate Baylor Alert contact” by their student.

In addition, parents, visitors, contractors and other individuals can opt-in to receive Baylor Alert text messages by using one of following options:

  • Short-term visitors (1-3 days) can text Baylor1845 to 226787. *Note, subscriptions automatically expire after 3 days.
  • Long term visitors (weeks, months, semester, etc.) can text Baylor76798 to 226787. *Note, subscriptions do not automatically expire. Users need to opt-out to stop receiving notifications.

More information about emergency preparedness and Baylor Alert is available at www.baylor.edu/emergency. In addition, questions or concerns can be directed to the Baylor Office of Emergency Management at Emergency_Management@baylor.edu or 254-710-2836 (BUEM).

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 18,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

The Baylor University Department of Public Safety serves as an umbrella department for the Baylor University Police Department, emergency management, fire safety, global safety and security, technical security and parking and transportation. The DPS is set on providing students, faculty and alumni with excellent security and safety through instant notification systems, extensive surveillance cameras and highly-trained staff.

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