March 16, 2010

Test of Emergency Communication System AlertVU Scheduled for Friday, March 19

Vanderbilt will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system Friday March 19, at 10 a.m.

AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points a subscriber chooses—cell phone (voice or text), phone land line or e-mail 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.

If you have not signed up for AlertVU and would like to, visit to register. If you need to check/change any of your information that you previously registered with AlertVU, you can also do that at Anyone registering for AlertVU must have a Vanderbilt e-mail 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 “Access 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 e-mail address letting you know the information was successfully updated.

If you have problems with these steps, contact

We also now offer an AlertVU group on FaceBook here: Anyone can join the group, which will receive a message any time the AlertVU system is activated.

Contact: Johnny Vanderpool  

*some cell phone provider charges may apply