Message from UNC-Chapel Hill
On Tuesday, July 20, between 6 and 7 p.m., UNC-Chapel Hill will TEST its emergency sirens. The University tests the sirens regularly throughout the year to make sure the equipment works properly and to remind everyone what to do in a real emergency.
During the test, anyone outdoors near campus or downtown will likely hear the sirens. You may also hear the emergency sirens that are located at the Friday Center and near the Giles Horney Building off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. No action is required.
The sirens will sound an alert tone along with a brief pre-recorded voice message.
The sirens are part of the Alert Carolina System, the University’s emergency notification system that uses multiple ways to reach students, faculty and staff, as well as visitors, local residents, parents and the public. The Alert Carolina System website, alertcarolina.unc.edu, is the best source of information during a campus emergency.