SUNY Oswego emergency notification test set for Oct. 17

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego will conduct a simultaneous test of its emergency messaging systems Wednesday, Oct. 17.

At about 10:10 a.m., the college will send messages via its outdoor emergency notification system, the college website’s home page and more restricted systems like NY-Alert, which students, faculty and staff register to receive.

The outdoor emergency notification system consists of speakers mounted on five campus buildings. This public address system will broadcast spoken-word alerts in the event of a campus emergency and may be audible beyond campus boundaries.

The timing between morning classes is intended to minimize disruption while still testing during a fully active period on campus.

SUNY Oswego tests its emergency messaging systems each semester. Higher Education Opportunity Act guidelines require institutions to test their emergency notification systems at least once a year.