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Division of Student Affairs Updates

February 13, 2015

Dear Boston College Parents:

As you may have heard from your student, last night Boston College Police received a bomb threat that was called in to police dispatch.

Following our established protocol, the University activated its emergency notification system and sent a series of text and email messages to all students, faculty, and staff alerting them to the threat and advising them to avoid campus dining halls, which had been referenced in the call.

BC Police quickly evacuated all BC dining halls, and the Boston Police Bomb Squad was called in to search the areas in question. After several hours, police determined that there was no credible threat and issued an all-clear notice to the campus community. The University is operating on a normal schedule.

I hope this update will answer any questions you may have regarding this incident. While no place is immune to these potential issues, Boston College is a very safe campus and we feel confident that we have the trained staff and tested procedures needed to address any issue that might arise.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 617-552-3280 or email


Barbara Jones, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs