Ithaca College Will Test Campus Sirens on Thursday

By Dave Maley, September 15, 2021
Part of regular testing of campus-wide notification systems.

Ithaca College will conduct a regular test of its Outdoor Warning System sirens at noon on Thursday, September 16. The college tests the system periodically to increase awareness of it among the campus community and to ensure that it is working properly.

Local residents may hear a siren tone and loudspeaker message noting that this is just a test. There is no need to take any action in response.

A test of the IC Alert Emergency Notification System — which uses voice, email, and texts to deliver emergency messages to students, faculty, and staff — will also be conducted at the same time.

Local residents and campus visitors may also sign up to receive an IC Alert text message whenever the college sends out an emergency communication via this method. Those who wish to opt in to this service can text “ICVisitor” to 226787. You can stop receiving messages at any time by texting “leave ICVisitor” to 226787. Text messages are sent on an as-needed basis. Message and data rates may apply. This service is provided per the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On July 15 of each year, all opt-in users are purged from the system, at which time you must re-enroll if you wish to continue receiving IC Alert text messages for the next year.