Emergency Messages

When an emergency occurs, Burlington County College will notify the college community as quickly as possible through a communications system that utilizes text, phone, and email messages.

In today's uncertain world it is best to take precautionary safety measures. We hope we never have to implement the system because of an emergency, however, the safety and security of our students and staff comes first and it is important to be prepared.

A mass communication system will enable campus administrators to schedule, send and track personalized voice messages to up to six phone numbers per person and immediately send messages via four different modes of communication including text messages, emails, and messages to TTY/TDD receiving devices for the hearing impaired. Notifying all students and staff immediately is crucial to keeping everyone safe and off campus in case of emergencies.

BCC will reserve text messages and all emergency contact phone numbers for emergencies such as snow closings, extreme hazardous conditions, building closures and utility failures only. When these events arise, email messages will also be sent. Telephone messages, using the primary listed phone number, will also be sent to remind students about deadlines for registration, dropping or adding classes, and paying bills. Emails and primary phone numbers will also be used for general outreach such as the announcement of college events.

Students need to update their emergency contact information whenever they change a phone number or email address. To update your contact information, access WebAdvisor, and click on “emergency contact information.”