Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

College to test emergency alert siren April 9

Lycoming College will test its campus emergency alert siren Tuesday, April 9, at approximately 4:15 p.m.

According to Dr. Dan Miller, Lycoming’s dean of student affairs, the emergency alert siren is a cooperative effort between officials at the College, city of Williamsport and Lycoming County.

The system is designed so officials from the College, city and county have the ability to activate the system. The College would activate the siren in a situation that presents a school-wide emergency on campus, while the city or county may use it to alert the campus community and surrounding neighborhoods of a situation in the city such as a hazardous material accident or a weather emergency.

The siren alert system provides immediate notification for the campus community and improves the city system with additional alert coverage for city residents.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit