As many students moved in, school officials say they are also preparing, and that includes making sure the ECU Emergency Alert Notification System is ready to go.
Friday ECU officials tested the alert notification system. They say there are many buildings across campus that have the speakers, so in case of an emergency students can be notified.
The speakers aren't the only way officials can contact students if need be, they also have set up cell phone text messaging, digital signs, twitter messaging, and pop-up instant messaging on computers that have ecu alert software. ECU spokesman John Durham says the goal is to make the university as safe as possible.
There will be another test of the system on Saturday.