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BC EMERGENCY - Campus Preparedness & Emergency Information

How to Register or Update Your Contact Information

How Do I Stay Informed?


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 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 BC (students, faculty and staff only):

Boston College automatically sends email alerts to all active email accounts. If you do not actively use your account or only occasionally check it; we recommend you should forward your account to an email account of your preference. This way you will not miss emergency notifications from the University sent via email.

To receive emergency notices on your personally owned computer, click here and follow the directions.


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: or follow us at:

The Office of News & Public Affairs maintains the University's official Facebook page and Twitter feed @BostonCollegeDuring major emergencies affecting the University, updates may be posted to these groups.