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Orange Alert System Test Scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct a test of the Orange Alert Campus Crisis Alert Notification System on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10:55 a.m. It will be a full test of the system, which includes notifications sent via email, text message and voice call. The test will also include the Orange Alert outdoor siren system on the University’s North and South campuses.
As a further refinement of the system, the Orange Alert test message will also be sent to the main Syracuse University and DPS Facebook and Twitter accounts, and will display on the University’s homepage and video monitors located in common areas in several buildings around campus.
The Orange Alert message will be sent to all Syracuse University students, faculty and staff, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) students and to SUNY ESF faculty and staff who have signed up. Orange Alert will send a notice to all devices that are registered on the system. The sirens will be activated for two minutes at 10:55 a.m.
In order to review and/or modify your Orange Alert contact information, go to MySlice. Login using your personal NetID and password. Refer to the “ORANGE ALERT” link. Then review/modify your information and save any changes. Please note, in order for you to receive text messages, your cell phone needs to be categorized as “mobile” for the device type.
For additional information on the Orange Alert system, visit http://dps.syr.edu/public-information/orange-alert/.
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