The MU campus is operating under NORMAL conditions.
At 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, MU will test its new indoor emergency Alertus beacons that have been installed outside of lecture halls and in heavy-traffic common areas in administration or classroom buildings.
If you are in one of the administration or classroom buildings at the time of the test, you may hear a loud siren sound for 10 seconds. If you are near the beacon, you will see a flashing strobe light and a written message on the display screen.
The message will say: “This is a test of the Alertus system. If this were a real emergency, you would go to http://mualert.missouri.edu for more information.”
A second silent test will flash the strobe lights and display the message, without the siren sounding; an “all clear” message will follow.
This test will assure that all of the beacons are functioning properly. These beacons are an additional tool to alert students, faculty, staff and visitors of an emergency on campus, and will not replace text, email, Twitter and Facebook messages.
It is the responsibility of everyone to take preventative action and help keep MU safe. The university encourages everyone to make his or her own personal safety plan in response to an emergency on campus.
In anticipation of winter weather and in preparation for any other campus emergencies, the Business Policy and Procedure Manual 1:010 and UM Human Resources Policy Manual HR217 outline campus closure and pay procedures for University of Missouri. These policies permit two types of campus closures: full closure or partial closure.
The policies can be accessed by following the below links:
Please note: These policies do not apply to staff at MU Health Care
As a major research campus that has extensive 24/7 operations, MU will not typically close. Should the Chancellor designate a partial campus closure (e.g., classes are canceled but many operations remain open), the following pay procedures for staff employees will apply:
While unlikely, a full campus closure could occur in the event of a major disaster or other catastrophic event and the campus would be closed, classes canceled and administrative and academic operations suspended. Certain continuous operations would be maintained even in the event of a full campus closure. Employees (except those deemed situationally critical) would be directed not to report to work. In the event of a full campus closure the following pay procedures will apply:
Because of the nature of our campus and the need to maintain critical 24/7 operations, the MU campus would designate a full closure only in extreme circumstances.
Departments should designate those positions considered situationally critical and inform employees in advance, if possible, in preparation for a partial or full campus closure. The designation of situationally critical may differ based on the nature of the situation.
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 the IT Help Desk at 882-5000 or visit the IT KnowledgeBase at help.missouri.edu.
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.