Published: Feb. 28, 2023

As part of the continuous assessment of our emergency notification protocols and procedures, campus officials will test the CU Boulder alerts system at approximately 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.

This test was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28. However, due to a high level of alerts sent to the CU Boulder community in the past week, the test has been rescheduled.

The biannual testing, required by a federal law known as the Clery Act, involves checking the university’s systems for sending text messages, emails, social media posts, computer desktop alerts and website announcements. This testing helps ensure we’re staying up to date with best practices and maintaining readiness to respond in case of emergencies.

Get more information on the types of emergency notifications campus provides. Also, review what to know about how campus emergency notifications work.