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Orange Alert System Test Scheduled for Dec. 9
The Syracuse University Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct a test of the Orange Alert Campus Crisis Alert Notification System at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. 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. The sirens will be activated for two minutes at 3:25 p.m.
In addition to email, text and voice messages, the Orange Alert test message will also be sent via push notification to the Rave Guardian app and 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 SUNY ESF faculty and staff who have signed up. Orange Alert will send a notice to all devices that are registered on the system.
Before this test on Dec.9, please take a moment to review and/or modify your Orange Alert contact information. Go to MySlice, log in using your NetID and password, select Student Home or Employee Home depending on your primary affiliation with Syracuse University, select the Personal Profile tile and then “Orange Alert Contacts” from the navigation menu, and review your information.
If you need to add, update or delete contact information, select the “Add/Update/Delete Contact Details” link. If you are an ESF student, use the ESF emergency contact information page to update your information. 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 the DPS Orange Alert website.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.