Regular test of PSUAlert system to be conducted on Sept. 26 at University Park

September 22, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Emergency Management will conduct a University Park-wide test of the PSUAlert emergency notification system on Tuesday, Sept. 26, as part of an annual Clery exercise.

Everyone who receives alerts for the University Park campus will receive the test message by email, and those at University Park who have elected to receive messages by text or voice notification will receive the test by those modes as well. This test will not involve Penn State's other locations across the Commonwealth.

That said, regardless of location, all Penn State students, faculty and staff can add emergency alert contact information and manage their campus subscriptions using the PSUAlert portal at

In the event of a true emergency, and depending on the situation, emergency notifications also will be distributed on radio and television stations, through various Penn State websites, on-campus fliers, press releases and other means as appropriate.

September is National Preparedness Month, and in the spirit of being prepared, students, faculty and staff can find more information on what to do during various emergency situations by consulting Penn State’s Emergency Action Guides, which can be found at locations around campus or online at

For additional information about how to handle an on-campus emergency, including emergency response plans, visit For more information about the Clery Act, visit

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