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Emergency Alert Sign-Up

In order to sign up for the Bridgewater College Emergency Alert System, you must first:

  • Log into MyBC
  • Select your WebAdvisor group from the menu on the right hand side of the page (student, faculty or employee)
  • Click "Emergency Alerts" at the bottom of the Communication Menu
  • Provide the information requested

You will be asked to provide a password, your 10-digit cell phone number and your cell phone carrier (the company that provides you cell service). The password will be used to login to the service after signing up to make changes to your account. Upon signing up, you will be presented with a verification page and will receive a text message to your phone. Enter the verification number from the text message in the box to activate your account.

Please make sure you know who your carrier is before signing up for this service. If you do not see your carrier in the drop down list, please contact the Help Desk at 540-828-4357 and we will ensure its addition.

This service will be used to send a text message to your cell phone in the event of an emergency that necessitates quick communication to our students, faculty and staff. Please be aware that, depending on your cell contract, you may incur a nominal fee for each text message you receive. Signing up for this service indicates that you understand this and that you are willing to incur these fees in light of quick communication during an emergency.

You are able to have emergency alerts sent to more than one cell phone number or email address, including those of your parent(s) or guardian(s), by adding additional contact information to your emergency alert account. Directions are available here. This additional contact information must be added by a current Bridgewater College student; parents are not able to add the information themselves.