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​Emergency Alerts

This page is the official web source for emergency alert information

Bentley University has NO emergencies to report and is operating normally.

In case of emergencies, CALL UNIVERSITY POLICE at 781.891.3131 first, if you see or are involved in any dangerous or threatening situation.

What to do in an Emergency

Guidelines on how to respond in case of an emergency situation on or near the campus can be found here.

School Cancellations

When severe weather or a campus-wide emergency occurs, it may be necessary to cancel classes and close offices.

The official, most accurate cancellation information will be shared via:

  • Campus Notification phone line 781.891.2020
  • The Bentley website homepage
  • Email, text, and phone (as warranted) via the Rave Alert Emergency Notification System
  • Bentley's Twitter and Facebook social media channels (these should not be the primary source for the most current information)
  • Local media stations.

Emergency Notifications

In the event of an emergency on the Bentley campus, the university uses the Rave Alert Emergency Notification System to alert students, faculty and staff via text, email and phone.  

In order to enhance and expand the reach of that system, the university is adding Alertus, a siren connected to the Rave network.

Alertus sirens will be located throughout the campus (North Campus, Main campus/MOR, Falcone North, Fenway) and will sound an alarm followed by a brief voice message when activated through the Rave system. The sirens will only be used in the event of a Level 1 emergency on the Bentley campus – this is an emergency that impacts the majority of community, requires ALL to take action and poses imminent threat.

The University is required to test the RAVE system - which includes alerts via text, email and phone - two times per year to ensure it is working properly and community members are familiar with it. We are required to test the Alertus system - which is the campus siren followed by a voice message - once per year.

All information related to an active emergency will also be posted on this page.

Your Emergency Contact Info

To ensure we reach as many community members as possible with vital information in case of an emergency, please update your contact information in My Bentley:

  1. Go to View/Update Emergency Contact Info

  2. Be sure you have provided three critical pieces of information:

    1. One or more phone numbers where you can always be reached; most importantly - your cell phone number, if you have one. (This information will be kept confidential.)

    2. The name and phone numbers of an emergency contact person.

    3. Verification that you have created an emergency plan.

Neighbors/Bentley Visitors

Neighbors and visitors to Bentley should check this page, the university homepage and Bentley social media channels for updates in the event of an emergency.

Those who live near the university should be aware that the Alertus siren and the announcement that follows the siren may be heard by our neighbors. Bentley is required to test the Alertus siren system once per year.