Emergency communications

If there is a disaster or emergency affecting the SUNY Oswego community, you will be able to obtain updates and important instructions through the college's homepage and New York Alert, assuming the situation has not damaged the college's ability to update these resources.

If you need to report a real accident or emergency situation on campus now, please call University Police at 315.312.5555 or 911.

Emergency management
SUNY Oswego has engaged in extensive planning for weather, public health and other emergencies. The Oswego community has a tradition of staunchly weathering storms and rallying to the aid of those in need when trying times hit. We coordinate our planning with the Oswego County Department of Emergency Management, specifically in regard to possible nuclear emergencies, and the Oswego County Department of Health as well as State University and New York state officials.

SUNY Oswego will continue to operate at some level in most foreseeable circumstances, including the various degrees of "states of emergency" that area municipalities may declare. Only the governor has the authority to close a State University campus.

Aside from the occasional snowstorm, the college has been spared serious emergencies in its 150-year-plus history. With planning and the cooperation of members of the campus community, any eventuality that does arise will pass with a minimum of disruption to the life of our college and the lives of our students.

For information on emergency management and response procedures, see the University Police "Emergency Preparedness" page.