Bay Alert

Get notified, be alert and stay safe

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Emergency Text and Voice Messaging

Bay College has subscribed to e2Campus to send time-sensitive emergency communication to students, faculty and staff who opt-in. By employing a variety of electronic communication tools, such as text messaging, email, and RSS feeds, emergency messages can be sent simultaneously to registered campus community members via cell phone, home phone, and WiFi enabled devices.

All information you provide to the site is private and will not be shared. Bay College will only use the system in the event of a critical emergency. Registration is free, however your cell phone carrier may charge standard text messaging fees.

Campus Weather Alerts

Students are encouraged to register to receive a BayAlert message regarding campus closures due to an emergency, severe weather or mechanical failure. Click the BayAlert Emergency Notification link on this page to sign up. The warning will also be issued through the college e-mail system to students, faculty, and staff.

Timely Warnings

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of campus personnel, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued through the college’s communication systems. Depending on the particular circumstance the College may also post a notice on the College website, the myBay portal, and notify local media. In such instances, a copy of the notice will also be distributed to each campus student apartment.

The timely warning statement will also provide instructions on what actions you should take. A timely warning is meant to provide information so you can make decisions about your personal safety. For example, if college personnel are aware of someone stealing items on campus, a timely warning could be issued so you are aware and can take extra measures to keep your valuables safe. Or, as another example, if college personnel receive complaints about a person exposing themselves in the parking lots, they may issue a timely warning so you are more aware of your surroundings.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to a campus security authority immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Log in to BAYAlert and click on the "Services" link at the top of the page to change your account settings.
Your account will expire in the Fall of each year. If you would like to be removed prior to that time, please contact the Director of Student Life x4031 with your request.
No. Our text messaging provider enforces a ZERO SPAM policy which clearly prohibits unsolicited messages. Our text messaging provider does not sell or share the contact information of our subscribers to third party marketers.
NO. Your mobile phone plan will need to accept text messages to work properly.
Maybe. Depending on your wireless carrier provider and the plan you have, you may be charged a nominal fee (i.e approximately 10 or 15 cents) to receive SMS text messages. If you have an unlimited text messaging plan, there would be no additional charge.
As part of the registration process, you will be sent a text message with a 4-digit validation code. Other than an occasional test message, you will not receive a message unless it is an extreme emergency.
Comply with the instructions provided and spread the word.
You should contact the Director of Student Life x4031. We will investigate the cause
Try to login to BAYAlert to determine if you've already signed up. If you've forgotten your password, use the "Forgot password?" link beneath the login form to retrieve it.
You will only receive a 4-digit code which is always located at the bottom of the text message. The 4-digit code is always labeled as "CODE". You will need to completely scroll to the end of the text message.
Contact your cellular service provider to obtain information with regard to email limitations.
Login to BAYAlert and click on the "Services" link at the top of the page to change your account settings.
You will receive this message if you have requested the validation code multiple times. You should only request the code once from BAYAlert.
No - Users of the BAYAlert Message system can have up to two cell phones numbers registered. So if you wanted a spouse or parent to get emergency notifications, for example, you could register their cell phone in addition to yours.
Contact your cellular service provider to obtain text messaging information.