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Wilfrid Laurier University Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing
February 20, 2017
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Laurier to test Emergency Notification System Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 a.m.

Nov 1/13

Wilfrid Laurier University will conduct a brief test of its Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 a.m.

This is just a test of the system. No action is required.

During the test, a brief message will be sent via the following:

  1. All university computers that have the ENS client installed. The message will lock computer screens for approximately two minutes, after which the screens will return to normal.
  2. A text message to all mobile phones whose numbers have been registered with Laurierís ENS system.
  3. An email to all faculty and staff.
  4. Most of the university-operated television monitors in various public locations across the university.

If you experience a problem, please contact the Employee Service Desk at ext. 4357.

Please note that the test will affect all computers in classroom consoles during classes. The test will freeze the computers for approximately two minutes. The computers will then return to normal once the ENS software is released. ITS does not anticipate any issues with classroom computers. Response to any classroom issues as a result of the ENS test will be the highest priority for the ITS team.

Register your mobile phone

The Emergency Notification System expands the universityís ability to alert the Laurier community in the event of a significant on-campus safety threat.

One of the key features is a text-messaging service that allows individuals to receive an emergency text on their mobile phone in the event of a significant danger on a Laurier campus, such as a gunman or an equally urgent and dangerous situation.

To register your cellphone or mobile number, you must have a valid LORIS ID and PIN. Log in to LORIS at and follow the instructions that appear. You will only receive a text message in the event of a significant on-campus emergency and for periodic tests.

For more information about the ENS, please visit If you have questions about the system, please email them to


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