- Current Updates
- Sign Up for Alerts
- Closings & Delays
See below for current campus safety information at Blue Ridge Community College.
The College is currently operating under normal conditions.
Blue Ridge Alert: Emergency Notifications
Blue Ridge Community College is committed to providing timely information to our community in case of an emergency or weather event that affects safe campus operations. As part of the College’s emergency preparedness plan, the Blue Ridge Alert notification system can quickly notify students, employees and community members of campus closures and delays, severe weather, safety or security concerns, and emergency instructions via SMS text messaging and other channels.
All community members – particularly those present on our three campuses in Henderson and Transylvania counties – are strongly encouraged to sign up for Blue Ridge Alert text notifications. In the event of a campus emergency, it is vital that Blue Ridge Community College is able to contact you as quickly as possible.
To sign up for text alerts:
From your mobile device, simply text the phrase “alertme” to the number 67283.
Text alert troubleshooting:
If you follow the steps above to sign up for text messaging, but do not receive a confirmation text, please text “alertme” to one of the following alternate numbers: 226787, 78015, 77295 or 81437. Some carriers block certain shortcodes, and these additional numbers may help you solve this problem and sign up for Blue Ridge Alert texts.
To remove yourself from text alerts:
From your mobile device, text the phrase “STOP” to the number 67283. By unsubscribing, you will no longer receive critical alerts in an emergency.
Current students and employees:
In addition to enabling text notifications, please make sure your contact information is correct within our College records, so we can reach you when needed. Here’s how:
- Log in to myBlueRidge.
- Click on your username or the user icon.
- Click on “User Profile” and check to ensure your contact information is updated and correct.
- Click on “Emergency Information” and check to ensure your chosen emergency contact’s information is accurate and up-to-date.
Inclement Weather Closings or Delays
The safety of our students, employees and visitors is the highest priority when deciding if Blue Ridge Community College’s campuses must be closed or delayed due to weather conditions. This decision will be made as early as possible.
During inclement weather, students and employees must use their best judgment as to whether they can safely travel on roadways near their homes that may contain snow, ice or other hazards. Please remember that in our mountainous terrain, road conditions can vary greatly within a short distance.
In case of a planned absence due to unsafe travel conditions, the College asks that employees notify their supervisor and students notify their instructors. Faculty should also communicate any scheduling or operational changes to their students. Students should check their email and any notifications that may be posted in myCourses.
Where to find information:
Blue Ridge Alert
For the most timely and accurate campus safety and scheduling information for Blue Ridge Community College, visit www.blueridge.edu/alert and click on the “Current Updates” tab. Information will be posted here immediately when decisions are made and text messages sent to those who have signed up for notifications.
We value our local media partners who will do their best to report changes to campus activities. To fully understand the impact on our three campuses and activities taking place during the day or evening, please verify third-party information at www.blueridge.edu/alert.
The following media plan to report weather and safety information for Blue Ridge:
WLOS – Channel 13, Asheville
WHKP 1450 AM, Hendersonville
WTZQ 1600 AM, Hendersonville
WKSF 99.9 FM, Asheville
WSQL 1240 AM, Brevard
Call Blue Ridge
Recorded weather and safety decision information will be added to our main College phone numbers as soon as possible.
Henderson County Campus / Health Sciences Center – (828) 694-1700
Transylvania County Campus – (828) 694-1900