The MU campus is operating under Normal conditions.
During the test, outdoor warning sirens will sound, which may not be heard indoors, and ALERTUS beacons will flash for ten seconds. Alarm beacons are located in lecture halls as well as common areas and hallways of most MU campus classroom buildings and student unions. The drill also will test the ALERTUS and Black Board Connect systems technological features, which include:
Cell phone users will receive an alert message that will read: “This is a test of the MU Mass Alert and Warning System in conjunction with state and local severe weather alerting systems.” Alert emails will include the following subject line: “This is a TEST of the MU Mass Alert and Warning System.”
“Mizzou is dedicated to the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and campus visitors,” said Jack Watring, chief of the MU Police Department. “We appreciate the patience of the MU community throughout this critical test of the MU Mass Alert and Warning System.”
Students, faculty and staff can visit http://mualert.missouri.edu/ for instructions on opting in for emergency text message alerts. This website also contains a summary of MU’s Emergency Operations Plan and evacuation procedures.
University of Missouri officials announced today that the university will be open Monday, March 3, for all regularly scheduled operations.
Crews from campus facilities have been out since late Saturday night working to make sure roads and sidewalks on the campus are clear. Currently, roads and sidewalks have been plowed, but slick spots remain. Everyone is encouraged to take proper precautions, including using appropriate winter footwear.
Anyone noticing an area on campus that needs attention is encouraged to contact Campus Facilities Customer Service at 573-882-8211 or online.
Individuals should continue checking http://mualert.missouri.edu for any updates. If any changes are made to MU’s operations, media will be alerted no later than 6 a.m., Monday, March 3.
My heart is heavy this morning as my deepest condolences go to the family of the brave City of Columbia firefighter who was fatally injured in the line of duty helping keep the residents of University Village Apartments safe.
We are grateful that, due to the efforts of this firefighter and others, no residents were injured. My deepest gratitude goes out to everyone who assisted during this emergency.
I am deeply grateful to City of Columbia firefighters and University of Missouri Police Department officers for their rapid response to the incident that occurred early this morning at University Village Apartments. Because of their quick and effective response, no residents were injured, and all are being moved to alternate locations.
The safety and security of our students is our top priority. The University has begun a thorough inspection of all buildings within the University Village Apartment complex.
University of Missouri Police and administrators are aware of a structural emergency at University Village, which is one of the university’s residential facilities. Currently, all residents are safe. University officials, along with the Columbia Fire department are currently investigating the situation. We will update this website as additional information is confirmed. Please check here for official information. Please do not distribute unconfirmed information or rumors or post or pass along rumors on social media outlets. Safety is the university’s top priority and we are working hard to assure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.
In the event of a campus emergency that could affect the health and safety of students and employees, the university will immediately activate an emergency mass notification system. So that you can be warned of any pending danger, please update your cell phone and/or text messaging contact information.
Faculty and staff:
If you need to make changes to other personal information such as name or title, contact your departmental human resources liaison. If you experience any problems while using this application, please contact Tech Support in one of the following ways:
When the University initiates an emergency message, we will automatically call your cell phone with a voice message, send a text message to your cell phone, and send an e-mail message to your University e-mail account (in that order). If you respond affirmatively that you have received the message, the call sequence will cease.
Enrollment in this program is free. Your cell phone carrier may charge you for a text message if you do not have a plan that covers it; consult your carrier to confirm. The university will not use this contact information except in an emergency that has the potential to affect your health and safety.