Emergency Notification System

The Emergency Notification System is used to send text, email, and phone calls to alert BSU faculty, staff, and students about emergencies and weather related issues.  Only some or all contact methods may be used, depending on the situation.  Alerts are always posted on our website at https://www.bridgew.edu.  If there are no alerts posted on the web site, we are operating under normal conditions.

Students, faculty, and staff cannot un-enroll themselves from the Emergency Notification System, and are opted-in by default. This University policy is for the safety of BSU Community members and to ensure efficient responses to emergencies.  ANYONE (students, faculty, staff, relatives, friends, contractors, vendors, visitors, etc.) can specifically Opt-In or Opt-Out of SMS/Text messages sent directly to your cell phone.  

To Opt IN to SMS/Text alerts: text bsualert to 67283 from the phone you wish to enroll.

To Opt OUT of SMS/Text alerts: text STOP bsualert to 67283 from the phone you wish to unenroll.

Your current contact details may be viewed through InfoBear or Web for Faculty.  When updating details, please allow 24 hours for the information to be updated in all our systems.  Updating your cell phone number will NOT change your Opt-In or Opt-Out status for text messages.  If you are not sure what your status is, please follow the instructions above for your desired SMS/Text option.

To view/change existing contact details:
**STAFF: if you are not able to log into InfoBear, please contact HRTM to verify your details; you can submit changes here.

  1. Log into InfoBear or Web for Faculty
  2. Select "Personal Information"
  3. Select "View Addresses and Phones"
  4. Use the appropriate link at the top of the page to submit any changes

To update cell phone number:
**STAFF: if you are not able to log into InfoBear, please contact HRTM to verify your details; you can submit changes here.
**FAC/STAFF: If updating cell phone in InfoBear/WFF, please complete the HRTM form here so that your information in the MA state system (payroll) will also be updated.

  1. Log into InfoBear or Web for Faculty
  2. Select "Personal Information"
  3. Select "View or Update Cell Phone"
  4. Update information as needed
  5. Select "Submit"

FACULTY/STAFF: to talk to someone about being removed or having contact details changed, please contact Human Resources (info below).  

STUDENTS: to talk to someone about being removed or having contact details changed, please contact the Registrars Office (info below).


Questions about the Emergency Notification System can be directed to the BSU Campus Police's non-emergency telephone line at 508.531.1212.

 

Contact Information for Record Keeping Departments

Registrar's Office
Boyden Hall, Room 003
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Phone: 508.531.1231
Email: registration@bridgew.edu

Human Resources & Talent Management
Boyden Hall, Room 103
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Phone: 508.531.1324
Email: humres@bridgew.edu

FAQs

What if I don’t own a cell phone?

If you do not have a cellular phone, please enter the best number to reach you in an emergency. The University will still send you messages about campus emergencies through other channels.  For example, voice messages will be sent to your dorm and/or home phone.   

What number will be reflected on my caller ID when an alert is issued?

When a BSU Alert is issued via the campus-wide emergency notification system, caller ID will show that you are receiving a call from 508-531-1000.

 

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Article ID: 47443
Created
Wed 1/31/18 1:41 PM
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Thu 7/20/23 3:12 PM