March 7, 2016
K-State Alerts will be tested March 21
Kansas State University will test K-State Alerts, the university's emergency notification system, at approximately 1:22 p.m. Monday, March 21. K-State Alerts is used when a dangerous condition exists on any of K-State's campuses. The system is tested twice a year.
The test includes text messaging and automated phone calls for those who have signed up for K-State Alerts on the university's Connect website under the eProfile section.
The test also will include an email to all K-State accounts, notifications on the university's home page, alert beacons in various buildings on all three campuses and the tornado sirens with voice communications and public address system in the carillon in Anderson Hall in Manhattan.
The wall-mounted alert beacons will emit a loud siren, flash strobe lights and provide digital scrolling text for two minutes. They can't be turned off during the test.
To receive emergency notifications by text message or an automated phone call, students, faculty and staff with active K-State eIDs must enroll in K-State Alerts. K-Staters can add up to three phone numbers for family members interested in receiving the notifications.
Those who already subscribe to text message and automated phone calls won't need to re-register, but officials recommend checking the website to ensure K-State has current phone numbers and email addresses and notification settings are accurate.
Individuals who sign up for the service and don't receive the test alert or any other alerts should contact K-State's IT Help Desk at 800-865-6143 or 785-532-7772.
Kansas State University's primary concern is the health and safety of the university community.