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Emergency Notification System (ENS)
The University of Regina’s enhanced Emergency Notification System (ENS) is designed to ensure effective and timely warnings are delivered to faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus in the event of a life threatening situation when people must take immediate action to stay safe on campus.
The ENS leverages existing infrastructure, such as computer monitors and television screens across the main and College Avenue campuses. Emergency notifications are also sent through the University's official student app. The ENS is not linked to the Fire Alarm System and will not activate when the fire alarm sounds.
Throughout common areas, classrooms, dormitories and other occupant spaces, Emergency Mass Notification wall-mounted beacons with integrated flash sounder signaling and message display, are installed to display emergency messaging. The ENS will also automatically push messages to other communication channels such as computers connected to the University of Regina Novell system and to the official student app. To receive emergency notifications on the app, students must sign in, and stay signed in, using their nine-digit student ID number and six-digit password. Faculty and staff can also download the app and sign in using their nine-digit employee ID number and six-digit password.
Decisions to activate the ENS are made on a situation-by-situation basis by Campus Security.
A potential message may read:Tornado warning issued for Regina. Remain indoors. Take shelter in interior rooms or stairwells without windows. www.uregina.ca/emergency
How to Download the ENS to Your Personal Computer
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to connect personal computers, such as laptops, to this system to automatically receive urgent notification/warnings in the event of an emergency. Personal computers must be connected to either the University’s eduroam wireless network or the traditional wired network.
To connect, follow the Alertus download instructions available at:
|Emergency Mass Notification beacons like the one above display emergency messaging. They are installed on walls in common areas, classrooms, dormitories and other spaces on campus.|
Wireless users will only receive notices when connected to the eduroam wireless system. For instructions to connect to the eduroam wireless system, please see: http://www.uregina.ca/is/infrastructure/network/wireless/index.html
|Download the official student app, sign in and stay signed in to receive emergency notifications. Look for it on the App Store and Google Play.|
Download the Official Student App to Receive Emergency Notifications
Download the University’s official student app, sign in and stay signed in to receive emergency notifications from the University emergency notification system.
The University of Regina official app for students is available on the App Store and Google Play. Look for the gold icon with the U of R crest.
Download the app, then sign in and remain signed in using your nine-digit student ID number and six-digit password. Faculty and staff can also download the app and sign in using their nine-digit employee ID number and six-digit password.
Read more about the official student app.