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College-wide "Shelter in Place" Drill Announced for Oct. 19

SUNY Orange will be holding a College-wide “Shelter in Place” drill during the 10 a.m. class period on Thursday, Oct. 19. The drill will begin shortly after the start of class and should last no longer than 10-15 minutes.

In preparation for the drill, all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the College’s emergency procedures. You can find “Shelter in Place” instructions in the following locations, but it would be helpful if you became acquainted with how to handle any of the potential situations that may arise:

Additionally, every member of the College community should update or verify the accuracy of your “emergency contact” information contained in the New York Alert system. During the drill on Oct. 19, the College will also be testing the New York Alert emergency notification system, meaning you will receive a message in each of the ways you’ve indicated within New York Alert (phone, text, email, FAX). We will also be using the audio speakers on both campuses to broadcast a test message.

To check your information in New York Alert, log into MySUNYOrange and access Banner. On your “Personal Information” tab in Banner, you will see an “Emergency Alert Contact Information (NY Alert)” link. Click that link to view your information. In order for any updated information to be in place prior to the drill, please complete your updates no later than Oct. 17. You may also use this direct link to insert or update your emergency contact information (sign in required).

If you have any questions, please contact me at 341-4934 or via email at


Ed Kiely
Safety and Security