New York Alert is an instant, mass notification system that enables students, employees and parents to receive emergency notifications and updates via SMS text messaging, voice message, e-mail and/or fax.
This initiative is one component of the college's wide-reaching emergency communications strategy, with the goal of providing a safe and secure environment in which to work and live.
NY Alert is a completely voluntary service provided by the State of New York to all SUNY campuses. Information provided will be used for notification purposes only; no advertisements or non-emergency alerts will be sent. You must sign up for the service in order to receive alerts.
To sign up, go to Web for Students and sign in using your Morrisville ID and PIN.
For more information, view the New York Alert FAQ
Receiving an Alert
If you receive a NY Alert message, you should do the following:
- Read the message carefully - don't ignore it.
- Alert others. Whether you are in a residence hall, dining hall, classroom or office, let those around you know about the alert. It is important to help spread the word about any emergency.
- Follow all instructions carefully. The instructions will be direct and specific to the particular situation. If the situation requires it, additional messages will be transmitted to update you.
Information for Parents
Parents may receive NY Alert messages through student sign up. If you are a parent and would like to receive the alerts, have your student add your cell and/or email information to his/her account.
To keep information as current as possible, you will be asked to update your information once during the academic year. It will be necessary to complete this update if you wish to continue receiving alerts.