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Emergency Siren System Test

The Emergency Management Team sent the following message to the campus community - Ed.

Dear William & Mary Community –

The university will conduct a test of its emergency siren Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021. The brief test will be checking additional routine system updates and will sound at 12:15 p.m. The test will be just of the siren and will not include the mass notification messaging system.

The 120-decibel siren system includes three speaker stations across campus - above the Integrated Science Center, at William & Mary Law School on South Henry Street and atop the School of Education building off Monticello Avenue. In the event of a real emergency, community members who hear the siren should check for information and instructions at

Additional information regarding the university’s emergency response planning, along with other emergency resources, is available through our Emergency Response Guide and Emergency Operations Plan. University emergency notifications are also available through the William & Mary News Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the free W&M mobile app.

Ginger Ambler, EMT co-chair
Deborah Cheesebro, EMT co-chair