University of Missouri to test its emergency notification system Thursday
The University of Missouri will test its emergency notification system on Thursday.
Around 8:50 a.m. Thursday, MU will send out two text messages to faculty, students and staff who have registered their cellphones with the university. MU will also send out a mass email to university email accounts with the same message.
The first message should look similar to this:
SUBJ: MU Alert test message
MSG: This is only a test. Thank you for opting into MU Alert. If this were a real emergency, you would go to http://mualert.missouri.edu.
The alerts will also be sent via Facebook and Twitter.
A second message will be sent at 8:55 a.m. Thursday from the university's new mass notification system.
That message should read:
MU Alert: You are now confirmed to receive alerts from us. More info text reply “HELP” or “STOP Mizzou” to opt-out.
University officials advice no one should opt out or they might miss critical information during emergency situations.
Individuals can sign up for the notification system online.
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