September 18, 2020 4:15 PM

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, beginning at 11:50 am, 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, and text receiving devices) and email addresses registered with the system at the time of the test. Phone calls will arrive at short intervals over the succeeding half hour due to the trunk capacity of the phone system serving the College.

This will be 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. For more information on the Emergency Alert System, visit   All queries may be directed to Campus Safety by contacting Assistant Director Clif Barnes (, Supervisor Amy Eckhart ( or Supervisor David Cannon ( at (440) 775-8444.