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BC EMERGENCY - Campus Preparedness & Emergency Information

For Faculty and Staff

Boston College is committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment. As faculty and staff; you are an important component to the overall safety of our students, guests and employees. This page offers an overview of campus response to incidents as well as guidelines to prepare for emergencies themselves.

In the event of an emergency, information affecting the general campus community will be distributed via cell phone text messages, e-mail, phone calls, this web site, the emergency information line at 1-888-BOS-COLL (1-888-267-2655) and other campus alerts where appropriate. In addition social media pages of Facebook and Twitter will be used to provide information and updates during an emergency.

Please be sure to update your contact information for emergency notification. Your cell phone number will not be used for any other purpose than emergency notification.

Be sure to develop a Communications Plan for family and friends and let them know your status during an emergency.  

Faculty and staff should familiarize themselves with BC's Emergency Plans and Procedures, and in particular with procedures for Building Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place.

Download our new Mobile Preparedness App as well as BC's Preparedness Brochure and Safety Flyer (post in your office).

* Emergency Management Brochure.pdf
Emergency Management Brochure

BC Storm or Emergency School Closing Policy

Boston College has a full complement of resources available to help you with any physical or emotional needs. BC's emergency response team will work to provide food and housing during an emergency.

Being ready for an emergency requires preparedness. View our Preparedness Checklist for more details. Take time now to become familiar with what you should do. Take safety and security training to prepare you.

Learn about What Hazards Can Occur and Campus Safety Procedures.


Faculty and staff members with disabilities should notify Human Resources immediately upon beginning work at Boston College or transferring to a new location. If you have not done so before, make sure to do this now. If you need assistance leaving a building during an evacuation; notify a co-worker that you will wait by the nearest stairwell. Do not use an elevator during an evacuation. Also, call BC Police at x2-4444 from your cell phone and let the operator know of your exact location. Stay calm until help arrives.

Use the above BC Disability Pamphlet to help you better prepare!

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