How-To: Wolf Alerts

What do you know about Wolf Alerts at NC State? Did you know that this is our way of alerting persons local to the campus of happenings, whether they be crime warnings or local area safety notices? There are also a number of ways that Wolf Alerts are broadcasted, see the list below for these!

University Audible Warning System

These are broadcasted via speakers on campus buildings. The system will begin with a pulsed tone and then followed by a message that highlights the following:

Seek Shelter Immediately

Obtain information from the University home page on any additional action to be taken

Stay tuned for further information until an “all clear” signal is obtained from campus officials. Any campus emergency initiated by the alert system will be closed with an “all clear” signal from the system. This signal will be a “Westminster Chimes” tone followed by a short “all clear” message, with this sequence repeated three times.

University Homepage

When an alert is active, the University uses its homepage as a way of notifying people. A banner will pop-up at the top of the page and depending on the level of the alert an advisory message or a full Wolf Alert message will appear. If there is more information there will be a link to click that will expand on what the situation is.

Text Messaging

Active students, faculty, and staff are the ones eligible to sign up for this system to receive Wolf Alerts directly to their phones. Confirm your contact information to ensure that you are signed up to receive these.

Alertus Desktop Notification

The University has the ability to post emergency alerts to individual computers via Alertus software. Downloads are available for University-owned and privately owned computers.

On Campus App

OnCampus App is available for download via Apple Appstore or Android Google Play and open for faculty, staff, students and the general public for use. To receive emergency information, turn on “Enable WolfAlerts”. This is a way for parents to receive WolfAlerts through the app.

Broadcast Email

Broadcast emails are delivered to all official University email accounts containing your If a different email address is listed as your preferred address, follow the forwarding instructions provided by OIT to ensure all emails are delivered to the intended address.

Adverse Conditions Hotline

The University uses 919-513-8888 for a wide range of announcements, including adverse weather and emergency situations.

Billboard Screens

Messages can be delivered to electronic billboards located in common areas across campus. There are 345 billboards on campus.

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