CWRU to conduct test of emergency notification systems March 15

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect a change in date.

Case Western Reserve will test its emergency notification systems—including its outdoor speakers—at noon Thursday, March 15.

The test is being conducted over spring break to reduce its impact on the campus community.

In addition to broadcasting a test message on outdoor speakers across the campus, the university will briefly post test messages on its websites and social media platforms. Officials also will transmit test messages on a much more limited basis via speakers on office telephones, text and email. Those scheduled to receive direct individual communications are aware that these additional contacts will be coming next Friday.

All messages sent as part of this exercise will include the word “TEST” up front. In the event that an actual emergency takes place on Thursday, March 15, the university will send messages without “TEST” and recipients should follow the instructions provided.

This test of the university’s emergency notification systems also marks an opportune time for all members of the campus community to check to make sure that their contact information is correct in the university’s system. Visit, enter the name “Case Western Reserve University,” and then follow the site’s prompts.