Shake Out, Don’t Freak Out!  The annual ShakeOut event is on 10/20 at 10:20am. At this time, UCR will be testing all of its Emergency Communications in a coordinated drill. This means you will receive at least one (if not many) emergency communications about the drill, including; Emergency Notification System texts, emails, voicemails. You may also hear sirens and vocal commands at the BellTower using the Altertus system. 

In September, you were asked to verify the phone number on file for the Emergency Notification System (ENS). If you have not done so yet, please visit for additional details on how to complete this. The ENS is used to notify the campus about an emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of the university community. The ENS comprises several approaches to quickly and reliably distribute communications or instructions in an emergency. 

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