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QCC to Test Campus-Wide Alert System on December 13

Contact: Karen Hutner
Office of Institutional Communications
khutner [at]

WORCESTER, MA— December 11, 2018— Quinsigamond Community College will do a test of its campus-wide emergency alert notification system, which includes the outdoor siren alert, on Tuesday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. Those in the immediate neighborhood of QCC may hear the siren.

“All of the functions will be tested at the same time,” said QCC Chief of Police Kevin Ritacco. “We test our ‘QCC Alert’ system yearly.”

The siren will sound for about 10 seconds followed by a pre-recorded message, which can be heard across the college’s main campus at 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester. In the event of an actual emergency, the siren will be followed by appropriate instructions.

For more information about QCC, contact Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.854.7513 or jmartin [at]

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Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.