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Emergency Warning System Test on Friday, February 19

Feb. 12, 2016

On Friday, February 19, 2016, beginning at 11:55 a.m., Oberlin College will test its Emergency Alert System. This test is only to verify that the system functions properly in relation to phone numbers (land line, cell, text receiving devices) and email addresses registered with the system at the time of the test. Phone calls will arrive at short intervals due to the trunking capacity of the phone system serving the College. This will be a test only. During an actual emergency, an alert will be issued to each phone number and email address that campus community members have elected to store in the system’s data base. In order to reach the community effectively, each student, faculty member, and staff member has the option to register preferred telephone numbers and email addresses into the database serving the system, and is responsible for verifying and updating their personal contact numbers and email addresses stored in the database as changes occur. To add info, remove unused contact info, or to verify your contact information, visit www.oberlin.edu/warn and go to Update Your Info. There, enter your full email address: firstname.lastname@oberlin.edu and then your ID Number which is your College I.D. number, including the capital T: Txxxxxxx. Under Call Preferences, a Main Contact Number should be the phone used to contact you when you are away from campus offices or residential spaces.

For more information on the Emergency Alert System, visit www.oberlin.edu/warn

Students, faculty and staff members may direct queries to the Office of Safety and Security (cbarnes@oberlin.edu) or 440-775-8444