The University of Iowa

Hawk Alert test to take place Monday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will test the Hawk Alert emergency notification system at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16.

Tests of our campus emergency notification system are required by the Clery Act, and are necessary to evaluate the university's ability to issue timely notifications when there are immediate threats to physical safety in emergency situations.

Prior to the test, students, faculty, and staff should review their Hawk Alert contact information and preferences to ensure they're accurate. Visit the Hawk Alert website for more information, including directions for how to update your preferences.

During the test, subscribers are encouraged to answer their phones and listen to and read test messages, which will allow university officials to monitor the system's success. Text message is the fastest way to receive an alert. Email alerts will be sent to everyone.

Please provide feedback after the test by replying to this email, or replying to the Hawk Alert test messages on Monday.

In the event of an actual emergency, the test will be postponed to another date.

Visit the UI Department of Public Safety website for additional information on what to do during an emergency, as well as other information regarding emergency preparedness at the university.