Spring 2019 Test of GW’s Emergency Communication Systems

March 25, 2019

(Updated: 3:15 p.m.; March 25, 2019) – 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.


If there is change to the university's status, information will be communicated to the campus community through the following ways:

- Text and email alerts through GW Alerts.

- GW’s homepage and Campus Advisories

- GW 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)

- Social media via Twitter (@GWTweets) and Facebook


To sign up for and customize your GW Text Alert settings, visit the alert.gwu.edu portal and log in using your NetID and password. Register cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses in order to receive alerts on multiple devices. For assistance, also visit the GW Alert FAQs.

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