Mass notification system sound tests scheduled

Aug. 31, 2012 noon

The University will conduct sound testing of the new University campus mass notification system starting Tuesday, Sept. 4. The testing will occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and may take place over four days. It is expected that the system will be operational in the late fall, at which time additional information about this system will be distributed. 

Testing of the individual equipment towers will be done by broadcasting a tone followed by a voice message: "Attention please. This is a test of the Princeton University emergency notification system. This is only a test."

Members of the campus community should not take any action if they hear the test messages.

Once operational, this notification system will be an important part of the University's comprehensive emergency communications plan. 

Princeton Township and Princeton Borough Police Departments have been notified about the testing. Any member of the campus community who has questions or concerns should contact the Department of Public Safety at 609-258-1000.