Get to know what you can do during an emergency on campus during Emergency Preparedness Week, June 10 through June 14.

ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week during the third week of every semester. Throughout the week the college will test and practice its emergency response procedures districtwide with campus drills and an Emergency Alert test.

Campus Drills

Drills are scheduled at campuses throughout the week. You can get prepared ahead of time by reviewing our emergency egress plans. This special map is designed to help you find campus exits and alternate routes. You can also find special rally points at each campus. These are areas you’ll want to go to in the event of an evacuation. 

Emergency Alert System Test

On Wednesday, June 12, ACC will test its Emergency Alert System. Now is the time to make sure your emergency contact information is up to date. During the test, you’ll receive warning messages through text and email. 

To get ready, verify or update your contact information. Emergency message boards and PA speakers around campus also may be activated and a test message will be posted on the ACC web page, Emergency web page, on Facebook and X (Twitter).

Any message from our Emergency Alert System will display as “ACC Emergency Alert.” We recommend you create or update the entry in your phone’s contacts list with the following information: 226787, 67283, 78015, 81437 (enter these “short codes” as individual phone numbers) and [email protected] OR [email protected] (if your phone doesn’t receive short codes). 

Prepare Today for EPW

Below are three steps you can take now to get ready for the semester ahead. 

  1. View the ACC Emergency website for detailed information about various types of emergencies. 
  2. Get connected to ACC on social media. Most emergency alerts that are distributed through our Emergency Alert System also are posted to the college’s homepage and its Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) pages.
  3. Know the Emergency Egress Plan. Maps are posted on every campus and in classrooms to identify emergency exits, Areas of Rescue Assistance, Automated External Defibrillators, shelter-in-place locations in the event of severe weather, and evacuation rally points.

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