Wake Alert Website
August 30th, 2011
The Office of Communications and External Relations sent the following email to the campus community on August 26 about the Wake Alert system.
Wake Forest opens the fall semester with a website launched as the centerpiece of an extensive collection of methods for alerting the campus to emergencies posing a risk to students, staff, faculty and others.
Called Wake Alert, the website is available online.
During emergencies on campus, a prominent alert message will appear at the top of the university’s homepage with a link to the
Wake Alert website. The most important feature of the website will be the initial announcements and subsequent updates that will appear at
the top of the page. During normal conditions when there is no emergency, that area of the page will report “Operating conditions are
normal at Wake Forest University.”
At all times, the Wake Alert website will serve as a resource for information related to potential emergencies and proper responses, key
university contacts in emergencies and crime prevention and safety tips. Campus maps will illustrate the location of emergency call boxes
and evacuation assembly points.
Wake Forest introduced the website last March, adding it to a list of emergency communication methods the university can call on, depending
on the nature of the emergency. The entire collection of emergency communication methods is now broadly known as Wake Alert, too.
During emergencies, Wake Forest has the ability to:
–Distribute text messages to all who register their cell phone numbers with the University through WIN (directions online)
–Make announcements and activate sirens on an outdoor alert system.
–Post announcements on all channels on the University’s cable TV system.
–Send e-mails to students, faculty and staff.
–Send voice mails to faculty and staff.
–Post voice messages on the weather/emergency phone line at 758-5935.
–Post announcements on Wake Alert’s Twitter account.