Fall Test of GW’s Emergency Communication Systems

November 29, 2018

(Updated: 4:30 p.m.; Nov. 29, 2018) – This is a TEST of the George Washington University’s Emergency Communication Systems.

The university conducts a TEST of its emergency communication systems on a bi-annual basis. 

Today, GW is testing these systems. This is a TEST. No action is necessary.

In the event of an emergency, or for a change in the university’s operating status, updates and information will be posted to Campus Advisories. Information also will be communicated via:

  • Text and email alerts through GW Alerts
  • Social media via Twitter (@GWTweets) and Facebook
  • GW's homepage (www.gwu.edu)
  • GW’s Mobile App
  • GW’s Information Line (202-994-5050), Virginia Science and Technology Campus Information Line (571-553-8333), and School of Medicine and Health Sciences Information Line (202-994-2196)

To sign up for and customize your GW Alert settings, visit the alert.gwu.edu portal and log in using your NetID and password. Register your cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses in order to receive alerts on multiple devices. Visit the GW Alert Instructions website for more information.

For preparedness tips and safety information, refer to the GW Emergency Response Handbook, the Designated and Essential Employee brochure and download GW PAL.