Emergency Notification System to be tested this week

Miami University plans to test its Emergency Notification System some time this week, Sept. 22-26.  The test time is not being provided in order to gauge university response to an unexpected alert time. The alert methods include:

* Miami emergency text messaging system (via e2Campus), with e-mail option.
* All-Miami e-mail sent from Google using campus-wide Google Groups.
* Voice- and display-based emergency notification feature of the VoIP telephones.
* Campus emergency phone towers (blue light phones).
* Digital signage screens throughout the Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown campuses, as well as the Voice of America Learning Center.
* Miami’s Cable Television System.

What to expect:
* The text and e-mail tests will say "Test" in the subject line.  The message will ask you to note the time you saw the message. (If you added another person's cell phone number or email address without their knowledge, please notify that person of this planned test of the system. )
* All staff, students and faculty on all campuses should receive an emergency test e-mail from Miami U ( as well as from university communications. Do not reply to these messages.
* The telephones in offices and classrooms should give a loud verbal message that starts with “This is a test.”  The voice feature will run once, so that if you’re not near a phone, you won’t hear it.  The display message will remain until it is deleted, or in this test case, the phones are reset. You can delete the message from your display by using the phone’s exit button.
* Digital Signage will show a test emergency message for up to 10 minutes.

Some university members will receive a randomly sent survey. If you receive a survey, please give the time when you received/read the messages, not when your carrier or email shows the message arrived. Do not reply to the email message with your read time.

All members of the Miami community have an email address in the e2Campus system. You must add your cell phone number to your e2Campus account to receive the text message alert.  If you haven't yet signed up for text alerts, you can udpate your e2Campus account by going to  To test your phone, please visit  All the other messages will be delivered automatically.

We ask that you respond to the survey by midnight on the second day following the test (meaning if it is run on the 25th, respond by the 27th).

More information on Miami’s emergency preparedness as well as information on what you can do in a variety of emergencies is online at