Emergency Siren and Alert Systems Test

Brown will conduct a routine test of the BrownSiren and BrownAlert systems on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 12 noon. This will NOT be an actual emergency. During the test, no action will be necessary and there will be no need to seek shelter.

Testing of the BrownSiren and BrownAlert systems is part of the University’s ongoing emergency preparedness efforts. Further information is available at http://www.brown.edu/Administration/EHS/emergency_preparedness/.

Please note that during an actual emergency, information will appear on http://emergency.brown.edu/.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Healthy Brown website includes details on Brown's actions to protect the health and safety of the University community during COVID-19 pandemic.

General Information

In the event of an emergency, please continue to check this page for updates. Details included on this page during an emergency will include:

  • Information and updates about the nature of the emergency
  • Steps being taken to address the emergency
  • Current status, with cumulative chronology
  • Any necessary instructions for the University community
  • Resources for further information

To update contact information:


Emergency Contacts

Brown Public Safety: 401-863-4111 (4111 from any campus phone)

Providence Police, Fire, Medical: 911 or 401-272-1111

Providence Police (non-emergency): 401-272-3121