University to test emergency notification systems Friday afternoon

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by the Office of Communications

The University will conduct a campus-wide test of its emergency notification system beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, October 20, to ensure that members of the University community can receive information during a campus crisis or emergency.

The test will include the Princeton Telephone and E-mail Notification System (PTENS), the Alertus desktop notification system and mobile app, the TigerSafe app, and the blue light tower outdoor notification system. The towers will broadcast a tone followed by a voice message: "Attention please. This is a test of the Princeton University emergency notification system. This is only a test."  Members of the campus community should not take any action if they hear the test messages. 

Faculty and Staff should use the PTENS User Portal to control which non-emergency messages they would like to receive and the way they want to receive them. Non-emergency messages include delayed openings, closings and early dismissals due to weather events, forecasts for weather that may impact the campus, and traffic alerts.

Any member of the campus community who has questions or concerns should contact the Department of Public Safety at 609-258-1000.

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