URBANA — The emergency Illini-Alert system for the University of Illinois campus will be tested at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Active faculty, staff and students whose email address ends in @illinois.edu should receive an alert during the test.
Those who registered cellphone numbers or nonuniversity email addresses should also receive an alert during the test.
In addition, the emergency Web alert system is expected to trigger a pop-up box on all campus websites, according to UI police Lt. Todd Short.
Messages will also appear on the Illini-Alert Facebook account and the Illini-Alert Twitter account.
The Facebook page for Illini Alert is http://www.facebook.com/illinialert. The Twitter account can be monitored by following @IlliniAlert.
Short said the test will not require any response, since evaluators will be able to monitor the speed and distribution rates of the messaging.
People who have already registered for the Illini-Alert system do not need to do anything, according to Short.
Active faculty, staff and students interested in adding or updating their emergency contact information are asked to visit http://emergency.illinois.edu. For more information regarding the Illini-Alert service, visit http://cites.illinois.edu/illinialert.