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All UVM Students:

The Campus Emergency Operations Team will be conducting a test of UVM's CatAlert System next Thursday afternoon (9/27/12) between classes.  Every student will automatically receive an e-mail message and/or cell phone voice or text alerts at this time, depending upon the emergency notification options you chose.  We are required, by federal law, to conduct this test even if a CatAlert has already been issued within the same academic year.        

In the interest of campus health and safety, the University of Vermont maintains a robust emergency alerting system calledCatAlert to notify the campus community that a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees is occurring on the campus. Since such events may originate beyond the borders of the campus, UVM Police, Burlington and South Burlington Police collaborate and share information on a daily basis.

Notifications of emergency conditions, including a description of any required actions (such as evacuate to a safe location or shelter in place away from windows), will be sent without delay to campus audiences that might be impacted, once UVM Police personnel or other officials have validated the situation, unless such notifications would compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate an emergency or situation.

For more information about the CatAlert System, including how to update the information you provided previously, please click on:
 http://www.uvm.edu/~emergncy/?Page=catalert.html.  

Thank you for helping to keep our campus community safe.
 ____________________________
Annie Stevens
Associate Vice President
University Relations and Campus Life
& Co-Chair of the Emergency Operations Group
Dean of Students Office
(802) 656-3380

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