Siren testing on campus: March 1

Please note that McMaster will be testing the campus Siren Alert and Alertus Notification systems tomorrow (Tuesday, March 1) in the morning.

Around 10:20 a.m., campus community members with the McMaster Safety App installed on their smartphone will receive advanced notice of this testing.  You’ll also notice information on the digital screens around campus as well as signage at main campus entrances to signal the siren testing taking place on Tuesday morning.

Shortly thereafter, the outdoor and indoor sirens will be tested.  For indoor sirens, community members will hear a recorded “THIS IS A TEST” message, followed by a full volume siren “wail.” The indoor siren test will take place in the following buildings:

  • McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC)
  • Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL)
  • David Braley Athletic Centre (DBAC)
  • Ivor Wynne Centre and David Braley Athletic Centre (IWC)

To receive safety alerts, including campus closures and emergency instructions, please download McMaster’s Safety App.