How to Register or Update Your Contact Information
In order to provide you with timely information in an emergency, it is imperative that we have good contact information for all students, faculty and staff at Boston College. Please take a few minutes to implement the steps below and at least once a semester log in and be sure your contact information is correct and up to date (NOTE: Your cell phone number will not be used for any other purpose except emergency notification).
To receive text alerts on your cell phone (students, faculty & staff only):
Log in to the BC Portal at https://portal.bc.edu and under Update Your Addresses and Phone Numbers check/update your cell phone with your correct cell phone number. Also check your other contact information to be sure it is updated.
If you recently changed your cell phone from one wireless provider to another but kept the same number this should change automatically but check with your current provider to be sure. If you changed numbers, be sure to log in to the BC Portal and update your new cell phone number.
To receive email alerts from your BC or other email account (students, faculty and staff only):
Boston College automatically sends email alerts to all active bc.edu email accounts. If you do not actively use your bc.edu account or only occasionally check it; we recommend you should forward your bc.edu account to an email account of your preference (ie: gmail, hotmail, etc). This way you will not miss emergency notifications from the University sent via email.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Boston College's Help Center at (617) 552-HELP
Use of Social Media
BC maintains an emergency Facebook and Twitter presence which contains information on emergencies on campus as well as preparedness information. Like us at: www.facebook.com/bcemergency or follow us at: www.twitter.com/BC_OEM
The Office of News & Public Affairs maintains the University's official Facebook fan page and Twitter newstream @BostonCollege. During major emergencies affecting the University, updates may be posted to these groups.