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On Friday, January 13, 2017, Tulane University Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response, in cooperation with the Tulane University Police Department, will conduct a 5- to 10-minute test of Tulane’s outdoor warning sirens plus emergency text/email and ALERTUS notification software. These are all part of a communication protocol that we may use in the event of an emergency. The siren and ALERTUS tests affect the uptown campus only.

The tones are distinct and very loud, and will be followed by a voice announcement. Although the sirens are intended to warn people who are outside of buildings, they will probably be audible to most building occupants depending on ambient noise levels. TUPD will have personnel near the sirens to monitor that they functioned properly as well as answer any questions pedestrians in the area may have.
If you have the ALERTUS software installed on your computer, you should see a message on your screen during the test. When an emergency text or email message is issued, the ALERTUS software receives the message from university servers and displays the message on users’ computer screens. Users must acknowledge the message before they can continue to use their computers. For more information on placing ALERTUS on your computer, go to
Feel free to contact Norris Yarbrough, Assistant Vice President of Emergency Preparedness and Response, if you have any questions: or 504-862-8266.

Please consult this Web page for updated information on university operations or call the Tulane Alert Line at 504-862-8080, or 877-862-8080 (toll-free). Additionally, circumstances permitting, the university will alert faculty, staff and students of threats or emergencies via email, phone and desktop messages. For more information about Tulane employees and students receiving alerts, and also periodic updates for parents, visit Tulane's Emergency Communication Systems website.

You can also follow TulaneNews and TulaneEmergency on Twitter.

Uptown campus
dial 55911 (on campus)
or 504-865-5911
(off campus or cell phone)

Downtown campus
dial 85555 (on campus)
or 504-988-5555
(off campus or cell phone)

Primate center campus
dial 6411 (on campus)
or 985-871-6411
(off campus or cell phone)

Off-site facilities
dial 911


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