Campus-Wide System Test

Marshall University Communications office conducts a regular test of the MU Alert Emergency Notification system once per semester. This test usually occurs in the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Regular testing allows campus communicators to review their processes to ensure that messages were distributed as expected to all contact paths (SMS, e-mail, cell, home/office phone, etc.).

It also provides an opportunity for members of the campus community to check if all of their registered contact paths received the test message.

Marshall community members who are subscribed to MU Alert are asked to be sure that they have received the test message. If a message has not been received on any of the registered contact paths, a subscriber should review and update his or her contact information in the MyMU portal/MU Alert web interface. If this contact information was already correct, but a message was still not received, then please send an e-mail to with details on which contact method (text, email, voice) did not work as expected.