Emergency Notification

Emergency Notification

In the event of a serious public safety emergency, the BlackBoard Connect system allows us to reach members of the community via voice messages, e-mails, and text messages. This service is part of Wellesley College's overall emergency preparedness efforts.

Test of the BlackBoard Connect Emergency Notification System

A campus-wide test of the notification system will take place once each semester.

Caller ID for phone messages is (781) 283-2121. For text messages, it is 23177.

If you entered a cell phone that is text enabled, you will receive a text message to confirm you are set to receive emergency text messages. You will see 23177 as the number sending you the message and all subsequent messages. Save this number. Program it as WCALERT so you can quickly recognize it as the official source of Wellesley College emergency notification messages.

For more information: Please contact Lisa Barbin, Chief of Police.

If I supply a cell phone number for text messaging, what message will I receive?

The confirmation message will state the following:

WCALERT: You are now confirmed to receive alerts from us. More info text reply "HELP" or "STOP WCALERT" to opt-out.

How do I change emergency information that I cannot update myself via the form?

STUDENTS - contact the Registrar's Office


Can I opt out of email and voice messages?

No. You may only opt out of text messaging.

From what number will these text messages display?

You will see 23177 as the text messaging number sending you the confirmation message and all subsequent messages.  Please save this number and program it as WCALERT so that you can quickly recognize this number as the official source of Wellesley College emergency messages.

I did not receive a confirmation message. What happened?

First, be sure that the College has your correct cell phone number by going to: MyWellesley Portal at https://my.wellesley.edu.   After logging in, click on Employment Services or Students tab, Banner Self-Service, Personal Information, and then Verify and Update Contact Information.