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Test of AlertVU system scheduled Feb. 22

Vanderbilt will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m.

AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points a subscriber chooses-€”cell phone (voice or text), phone land line or email account -€“ in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.

It is available free* to students, faculty and staff on a voluntary, opt-in basis.

To register, update an existing account, or find out more, visit the AlertVU website -€“ Anyone registering for AlertVU must have a Vanderbilt email address.

During the test, AlertVU subscribers should receive a message on all the delivery points they have selected.

If you have subscribed to AlertVU and you do not receive a test message, or you don-€™t receive it on all the delivery systems you had indicated:

  • First, log into your account by going to and clicking on the -€œAccess AlertVU-€ red button.
  • Then, verify that your information is correct and click on the button to update your information. You will receive a message at your Vanderbilt email address letting you know the information was successfully updated.

If you have problems with these steps, contact Johnny Vanderpool at

*Users who opt to receive alerts via text messages may be subject to charges from their service providers.