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BC EMERGENCY - Campus Preparedness & Emergency Information


In emergency situations where the risk is outside (e.g., severe weather or airborne toxin), it will be important to minimize exposure to the risk and to deliver information to the University Community quickly and efficiently. In these circumstances, Shelter-in-Place may be required.

Shelter-in-Place will be signaled by emergency alerts to the campus community as outlined on the BC Emergency homepage.

  • Upon the Shelter-in-Place alert, students, faculty and staff who are not already indoors should immediately enter the nearest building.
  • If already indoors, remain in place until directed by BC Police.
  • Faculty members who are conducting class should remain in their classroom.
  • Close all doors and windows, turn off air conditioning or heating units where possible, and wait for further instruction. Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Faculty and supervisors should assist in keeping order.
  • Stay inside until informed by emergency personnel it is safe to go outside.

The University has made preparations to provide food and water during a prolonged Shelter-in-Place emergency.

The University will disseminate information—including the all-clear to exit a building—as soon as it is available through campus alerts, broadcast e-mail, voice mail, the emergency information line 888-BOS-COLL (88-267-2655) and the BC Emergency homepage.