Randolph College has adopted a quarterly testing policy for its Campus Emergency Notification System. Testing is part of normal maintenance and no public action is necessary, unless an emergency drill is included. (Key personnel may be notified.) Testing will include the activation of the campus sirens, Randolph Alerts - e2Campus text messaging, Alertus desktop notification, mass campus email messaging and telephone voicemail messaging.
During each test, the sirens will sound steadily for 30 seconds. During an actual emergency, the sirens will sound intermittently for 1 minute and will likely be repeated multiple times depending upon the emergency. The alert system will be tested on the first Thursday of the following months:
The emergency alert system is tested at 11:00 a.m. in the months indicated above, on a specific date announced prior to actual testing. The entire testing period should last no longer than 5 minutes. Emergency drills may also be included with proper notification to key personnel. This would extend the testing period indefinitely. Note: Planned campus events may require testing dates to be altered.