Testing GW’s Emergency Communication Systems

Testing GW’s Emergency Communication Systems
October 16, 2017

(Updated: noon; October 16, 2017) – This is a TEST of the GW’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 Mobile App
  • 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)

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 safety.gwu.edu/gw-alert-instructions for more information.

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