Dear campus community member,

The Urbana campus will test its emergency notification system at 10:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

All campus community members are encouraged to sign up for Illini-Alert text messages to receive prompt notification of campus emergencies. You can do so by visiting Contact information for friends and relatives may be added at Anyone else can sign up by texting "IlliniAlert" to 226787.

The test of the Illini-Alert system will use all of the communication capabilities of the emergency notification system:

  • Email messages will be sent to all active faculty and staff members and students with campus email addresses.
  • Text messages will be sent to those people who have registered their cellphone numbers.  
  • The Emergency Web Alert System will trigger a pop-up box on all campus websites.
  • A message will appear on the Illini-Alert Facebook account (
  • A message will be sent to the Illini-Alert Twitter account (
  • A message will appear on all digital signs connected to the Illini-Alert system.

The test does not require any response; evaluators will be able to monitor the speed and distribution rates of the messaging. Thank you for your cooperation.


Lieutenant Todd Short
University of Illinois Police Department
Office of Campus Emergency Management

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