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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.

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

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

The University is required to test the RAVE system two times per year to ensure it is working properly and community members are familiar with it.