ACC students, faculty, and staff practice best actions in an emergency

Austin Community College (ACC) practices emergency response procedures and tests its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week September 9 through 13. 

Emergency Preparedness Week is designated for the third week of every semester to train for the best actions to take in the event of an emergency on campus. The college will conduct building evacuation drills at select campuses and test the ACC Emergency Alert System districtwide.

Students and employees are encouraged to verify or update their contact information online to receive emergency notifications. ACC will test its Emergency Alert System at10 a.m. on Thursday, September 12. As part of the test, the college will send messages and text alerts to all registered accounts. A test message also will be posted on the ACC homepage and on social media.

How to Prepare:

  1. View the ACC Emergency website for detailed information about various types of emergencies. 

  2. Bookmark the page on your phone and computer.

  3. Get connected to ACC on social media. ACC Emergency alerts and updates are available on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on ACC’s emergency response and procedures, visit

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