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Emergency text alert system test set for October 6

The University will conduct a test of it emergency text alert system at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

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This is an image of a mobile phone displaying an emergency text alert and being held by a person's left hand.An Oakland University emergency text alert message system test will take place at about 1 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6.

The Oakland University Police Department uses text message alerts to ensure that in the event of an emergency, everyone on campus will receive critical information as quickly as possible.

To receive emergency text messages, campus community members must register for the service. Anyone with an active OU e-mail account and Grizz ID number can do so on the Oakland University Police Department website.

Registered users who have ensured their contact information is up to date and do not receive a text alert test message during the upcoming test should report this to

For complete information regarding emergency preparedness on the Oakland University campus, visit the OUPD Emergency Management web section.

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