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Emergencies

Class Cancellations Due to Weather

Classes during periods of adverse weather may be cancelled or delayed. Criteria to determine cancellation are the availability of MBTA services, the safety of travel on area roads, and the parking situation on and around the campuses. These factors are verified through contact with public agencies and by on-site evaluation.

In the event of weather conditions severe enough to cause cancellation or a delayed opening of classes at any of the BHCC campuses or satellites, an announcement is recorded on the BHCC outgoing phone message at 617-228-2000. An announcement is also posted on the BHCC website. Email and text alerts are sent via in the BHCC Alert System; you may sign up for text alerts by visiting the Emergency Alerts Signup page.

You may also tune in to any of the radio and television stations listed below after 6:30 a.m. for closing announcements regarding BHCC campuses and satellites:

  • WBZ News Radio 1030 AM
  • WBZ-TV Channel 4
  • WCVB-TV Channel 5
  • WHDH-TV Channel 7
  • NBC Boston Channel 10
  • WFXT-TV Channel 25

Announcements of a general nature citing “all state colleges, all state offices,” etc., do not apply to the College unless they are in connection with a State of Emergency declared by the governor of Massachusetts or the mayor of the City of Boston. During a winter storm closing, you may not park a vehicle in any BHCC parking lots due to snow removal operations. All vehicles will be towed.


Crime Alerts and Annual Security Report

Bunker Hill Community College’s Office of Public Safety and Campus Police is responsible for issuing crime alerts in compliance with the Clery Act. If a situation arises on or near the campus, these alerts are issued to keep the campus community informed about safety and security matters.

The Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Bunker Hill Community College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, law enforcement practices and authority, crime reporting policies, and other important matters related to security on campus.

As required by law, Bunker Hill Community College’s Office of Public Safety and Campus Police publishes and distributes the report annually by October 1. To obtain a copy, contact the Office of Public Safety and Campus Police, Room A200, or access the Annual Security Report online.


Emergencies/Security Incidents

Please be sure to report all definite, apparent, alleged or possible incidents of theft, breaking and entering, damage, unauthorized entry, etc., to Campus Police officials as soon as possible after discovery. On campus, calls may be made to extension 2053. If you cannot reach anyone at that extension, contact the Security Supervisor at extension 2250.

In emergencies only, dial extension 2222 on any College phone. It is very important that any incident—real or imagined—be reported immediately so the facts can be investigated, reports submitted, items possibly recovered, and disciplinary action or arrests initiated in a timely and effective manner. In the event of on-campus fire, dial 911.

The Office of Public Safety and Campus Police is located at Room A200 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Emergency Messages

In the event of an off-campus emergency requiring the attention of a student, the Office of the Dean of Students will try to contact the student. You may reach the dean of students office by calling 617-228-2408 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and by calling the Admissions and Registration Office at 617-228-2403 after 5 p.m. Only emergency messages can be relayed to students and only a serious emergency can justify interrupting a class. If a student is not in class, it is not possible to locate and notify the student.


Office of Public Safety and Campus Police

The Office of Public Safety and Campus Police is dedicated to protecting the students, faculty, staff, visitors and property of Bunker Hill Community College. Campus Police officers are sworn-in Special State Police of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As such, the department conducts itself as any other Municipal Police Department and has full arresting powers on College grounds (state laws Chapter 22C, section 63). An additional contracted security staff ensures security 24 hours a day.