Police Department

Emergency Preparedness

Blackboard Connect

Blackboard Connect, Emerson's Emergency Notification System (ENS), simultaneously transmits messages by telephone, email, and SMS (text messaging). 

Emergency Notification System (ENS)

Emerson utilizes a state-of-the-art Emergency Notification System (ENS) called BLACKBOARD CONNECT to communicate with students, faculty, and staff in the event of a major emergency on the Boston campus. It simultaneously transmits messages by telephone, email, and SMS (text messaging). The College strongly encourages all students, faculty, and staff to provide up-to-date contact information by completing the ENS registration form.

Disaster Communication

In the event of a major emergency in the vicinity of an Emerson campus location (Boston, Los Angeles, or Kasteel Well), emergency notices will be posted and updated as soon as possible on the Emerson College homepage, the Police Department site, the Parents page, and the Students page.

Students and their families should devise a personal communication plan for emergencies (e.g., students should plan to call and/or email family members directly). Each student should have a secondary contact person in the event that his/her primary contact is unreachable.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Plans

Please read and make sure you understand the following:

It is important to have a thorough understanding of the Response Guides and Evacuation Plans before emergencies occur.

Emergency Closing and Delayed Opening - Severe Weather

In case of severe weather the college will announce a closing or delayed opening on www.emerson.edu home page, and on local radio and TV stations. Please read the Emergency Closing and Delayed Opening Policy for more information.

7 News NBC, one of the options Emerson College uses to announce the closing, delayed opening for severe weather offers a feature to receive notifications on your cell phone. To sign up please visit ww.whdh.com and click on "Closings Alerts." You will need to input your cell phone numer, the name of your carrier and can then choose the schools you want to be updated about.