September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a month intended to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. To ensure our campus is safe, the Office of Campus Safety frequently tests the University’s emergency mass notification system, ND Alert. The next test of the ND Alert system will take place at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. This test will engage cellular phones, text messaging, email, telephone (office), indoor and outdoor speakers, and digital sign boards on campus.
In the case of an actual emergency situation at Notre Dame, the ND Alert system would be used to inform the campus community about what is happening and what to do.
In order to receive safety information in an emergency, the University needs your up-to-date contact information. If you haven’t done so recently, please verify your emergency contact information, prior to the test, by going to inside.nd.edu. Search for the “View and Update Emergency Contact” task and click on it. If you have trouble accessing inside.nd.edu, contact the OIT Help Desk at (574) 631-8111 for assistance.
If you’re on campus during the test and do not hear the test over the public address system, please let us know by visiting ntrda.me/ndalert-issues or by contacting Campus Safety at (574) 631-9007 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Sept. 24.
If you have any questions, please contact Campus Safety at the above email address and phone number. Click for a list of ND Alert FAQs.