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Emergency Information - Notifications

In the event of an emergency affecting the Bentley community, a BentleyAlert will be sent to students, faculty and staff via text, email and phone. Emergency sirens are also 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 BentleyAlert 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 BentleyAlert 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 siren system once per year.


A BentleyAlert is pushed out based on the personal information you submit in Workday. We ask that you please keep this information up to date at all times.

Please note we will be most successful in communicating emerging information if your primary phone number is a text capable device. You can confirm your information is entered as such by following the steps below:

Once logged in to Workday > Personal Information > Contact Information > Edit > Change Home Contact Information > Confirm that your Primary Phone number is labeled as “mobile” and that all other necessary contact fields are completed.


To reach University Police, in the event of an emergency call (781) 891-3131. 

Be prepared, and learn how to respond in an emergency situation.

Bentley staff will use the information you have provided in Workday to notify your delegated emergency contact in the event you experience an emergency. To view/edit this information please follow the below steps:


Once logged in to Workday > Personal Information > Emergency Contacts > Edit


If 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 
  • Email, text, and phone via the BentleyAlert notification system
  • Local media stations
  • Bentley social media channels 

When severe weather impacts campus safety, it may be necessary to cancel classes and close offices. The official, most accurate information will be recorded on the Campus Notification phone line at 781-891-2020, posted on the Bentley website, and shared with the campus community via email, text, phone (when appropriate) through the Bentley Alerts notification system.

Learn More

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 emergency siren and the announcement that follows may be heard by off-campus residents. Bentley is required to test the emergency siren system once per year.