Severe Weather Awareness Week at ECU

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, East Carolina University will conduct a test of the ECU Alert emergency notification system at 12 p.m. Friday, March 10.

The test will assess multiple communication systems including the ECU homepage, e-mail, indoor and outdoor loudspeakers, LiveSafe push notifications, VOIP phone (text and voice), text messages, computer pop-up notifications, and messages on digital displays.

People on campus will hear an audible alert on their office telephones and on loudspeakers that will identify this as a test of the ECU Alert emergency notification system. Employees, students and parents will also receive ECU Alert test emails to registered accounts. Digital screens located throughout campus will carry a test message. Users who have registered for ECU Alert cell phone messages will receive a text message.

Campus computer users are reminded that the university has a pop-up notification system, AlertUs, which will fill the computer screen with the ECU Alert message when activated. After the users have read the message, clicking “Acknowledge” will close the warning.

Registration for cell phone messaging is available by selecting the register tab in the purple bar at

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to download the free safety app LiveSafe at LiveSafe allows users to discretely and anonymously report suspicious activity and safety concerns to ECU Police.