BU Alert System
In the event of a campus emergency, Send Word Now’s technology allows University officials to contact the entire campus community immediately through a variety of electronic means, including text messaging, e‐mail, and voice mail. To ensure the effectiveness of this system, students must provide an emergency alert phone number through the Student Link and confirm or update this number every semester. A BU alert number should be a cell phone number to which the University can send a text message in the event of an emergency on campus. If you do not have a cell phone, a voice message can be sent to the telephone number of your choice.