Emergency Preparedness

Register for Emergency Notification

Every day, there are events in the news that remind us how important it is to receive timely information about emergency situations.

For those who live and work at Brandeis University, registering to receive updates from the Brandeis Emergency Notification System (BENS) is one important way to get such messages. This system is used not only to inform the Brandeis community of an emergency situation affecting campus, but also to inform the community about severe weather delays and closures.

Using the BENS system for delays and closures notifies students, faculty and staff that the university’s schedule is affected by severe weather events more quickly. As in the past, some employees may be required to report to work in severe weather. If you have questions about whether you need to report to work during a weather issue, please contact your supervisor for clarification.

University email addresses will automatically be notified in the event of an emergency or severe weather. To receive notifications via text message or voice to a mobile or landline number, you must provide us with your phone number.  Please see the other pages in this section for complete instructions.