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Message from the Vice President and Chief Safety Officer: Full campus alert test to take place at 10 a.m., Friday, July 14

July 13, 2023

Alert System Test

Dear MSU community,

On Friday, July 14, MSU Police and Public Safety will conduct a full system test of its campus alert notification system at 10 a.m. The mass notification system is used to provide emergency notifications and timely warnings to the Spartan community. The test will include text and email alerts, phone calls, as well as the recent integrations with the SafeMSU app, MSU Green Light emergency phones and the outdoor weather siren system.

Wireless Emergency Alerts, or WEA, also will be tested by Ingham County Emergency Management. To receive these alerts, individuals must be within the geofence Ingham County has created and have test alerts enabled on their mobile device. The geofence runs approximately north to south from Saginaw Street in East Lansing to the area of Mt. Hope Rd. near south campus and runs west to east from US-127 to the area of Hagadorn Rd. You can learn more about how to receive WEA tests on your mobile device here.

Prior to the test, we encourage you to download the SafeMSU app and enable push notifications. We also recommend you log in to and review and update your notification preferences.

These advancements to our MSU Alert system are a direct result of listening to feedback from you – our Spartan community. If you are in need of support or have questions regarding the MSU Alert system, you can submit feedback by completing this form. Per standard procedure, MSU Police and Public Safety will conduct another mass notification system test at the beginning of the fall semester.

We are committed to enabling a safe and welcoming MSU for all.


Marlon C. Lynch (he/him)
Vice President and Chief Safety Officer