Mason Alert: Optional Tornado DRILL 9:45 a.m. and Mason Alert TEST

Posted: March 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm

This message marks the start of the March 17th, 2015 Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill. This is only a DRILL and TEST of the Mason Alert emergency notification system. The drill will begin at 9:45 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m. today; there will be no further Mason Alert messages. Participation in this drill is optional.

To participate, identify or gather in a shelter area and review the Tornado and Severe Weather Preparation Guide with co-workers, students, or friends.

Be Prepared: Download Mason’s emergency preparedness app “In Case of Crisis – Education” to your phone.  More information is available at

For additional information about emergency preparedness at George Mason University, please visit or contact EHS at (703) 993-8448 or

Thank you for participating in this drill and test.

To change your notification preferences, visit and use your Patriot Web credentials to login.  If you have questions about your Mason Alert account, email