November 10, 2017 - 12:09pm
SUNY Oswego will conduct a simultaneous test of all of the college's emergency messaging systems on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

At approximately 10:55 a.m. this coming Tuesday, the college will send messages via NY-Alert, the college website, voice mail on campus phones, the campus information line at (315) 312-3333, emergency broadcast system outdoor speakers, and digital signage. The test will not involve radio, television and other mass media, as a real emergency likely would.

The timing between classes is intended to minimize disruption while still testing during a fully active period on campus. Because thousands of e-mail, text and voice messages are sent, the transmission process takes more than a few minutes. Faculty teaching 11:10 a.m. classes may wish to ask students to silence their cell phones.

The college home page, outdoor speakers and digital signage will reach anyone within their range, whereas the voice mail will go only to campus phones with that service and the NY-Alert messages will go only to those who have signed up for its phone, text and/or email messages. To learn how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the NY-Alert emergency messaging service, see 

Thank you for your participation and understanding as we initiate this very important test of our emergency communication systems. 

Wayne A. Westervelt
Chief Communication Officer
SUNY Oswego