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Emergency Alert Notification System Test on Wed, March 26th

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On Wednesday, March 26th at 11:50 am, the campus will test its emergency alert notification system. No evacuations are necessary.


  • HSU Alert will send text messages to people who have registered their cell phone number in myHumboldt Emergency Text Message Number contacts.
  • HSU Alert will also send an email to active HSU students and employees alerting them of the test.
  • The Emergency Public Address System will sound across campus between 11:50 to 11:55 for one cycle only this semester. 
  • The campus community may hear electronic alert high-low tones, a spoken test message, and a steady “all clear” tone.
  • There will be white strobe lights flashing at the rooftop locations of the loud speakers. 
  • Temporary “Test Today” signage will be placed in prominent locations around the campus.
  • There will be changes on the HSU homepage, and announcements on KHSU 90.5 FM.


HSU Alert pushes information to the campus community and alerts individuals that an emergency

condition exists that threatens their health and safety; and to provide protective action recommendations.


The best places to turn for additional information during an emergency alert are:



Please try to access these sources of information during the March 26th test so that the campus administration can evaluate the system’s capacity and make improvements as appropriate.  If you have any trouble accessing these resources, please email and describe the problem you encountered.


Also I ask faculty teaching during this test to use it as a teaching opportunity to review with students our building evacuation procedures:


And, to follow the steps below to add or update your emergency text notification number in HSU Alert. The process is the same for everyone, but the entry point is different for students and for staff/faculty:


  • Students enter their information by clicking on the Emergency Contact(s) tab on the new Personal Information pagelet on their myHumboldt home page


  • Faculty and staff should use the Emergency Contact(s) tab on the My Profile pagelet on the myHumboldt Faculty/Staff tab


The Emergency Contact(s) tab displays your emergency contact information (who to contact if there is an emergency about you) and below that, the Emergency Text Message Number (the number to contact you at regarding a campus emergency). If no emergency text message number is listed for you, you'll see a warning message to this effect. 


Thank you for your help in our efforts to protect the lives and property of every person who is on our campus.  We endeavor to be prepared at all times to circumstances and situations that might impede the orderly conduct of our work.  We can only do that with your help. 


Note: This year, the HSU Alert Test coincides with Tsunami Warning Communications Test for Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties. The Eureka National Weather Service will be testing various television, radio and siren type emergency alert systems (EAS) from 11:00 am to noon. The systems are tested every March and should not affect or interrupt the HSU campus.

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