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W&M to test emergency siren on Jan. 30

The College of William & Mary will test its emergency alert system Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013. The drill, which will be conducted at 12:15 p.m., will include both a test of the campus-wide siren system and the mass notification messaging system.

The 120-decibel siren system is stationed above the Integrated Science Center, the William & Mary Law School on South Henry Street and the School of Education building off Monticello Avenue. In the event of a real emergency, people in the community who hear the siren may check for information and instructions at

Members of the local community can also follow emergency news through the William & Mary News Facebook and Twitter.