Upcoming TEST of the GW Emergency Communication Systems

November 16, 2023

On Monday, November 20, 2023, between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm EST there will be a University wide test of the GW Emergency Notification System.  The university tests its emergency communication systems on an annual basis. Several components will be tested, including GW Alerts received via:

  • SMS/text message
  • Email
  • GW Guardian App
  • Digital Signage on select University-owned TVs
  • IP / Desk Phones
  • Desktop notifiers on university-owned computers
  • Social Media
  • GW Website / Campus Advisories

What to expect:  

  • All enrolled phones and emails should receive the test message in your requested language. 
  • All GW owned computers and IP desk phone will display and read the test message aloud. 
  • Digital signage enrolled in the Reach Display system will show the test message. 
  • GW Social media will reflect the test status and communicate with the greater community.

For additional information on GW’s emergency communication systems, visit the university’s safety website: Stay Informed.

For preparedness tips and safety information, refer to the GW Emergency Response Handbook.

For questions, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at [email protected].