Notifications & Announcements
Closings and Delays
This is Great Bay Community College with an important announcement. Due to severe weather conditions both Portsmouth and Rochester Campuses will be closed today Wednesday January 17th. Essential personnel will report for their normal hours.
Last updated: 1/17/18 10:57am
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What is GBCC ALERTS?
GBCC ALERTS is Great Bay Community College's emergency notification system that will help ensure rapid and reliable mass communication to students, faculty, and staff. The GBCC ALERT system is designed to communicate with cell phones (text and voice messages), landlines, and e-mail systems, should a crisis, emergency situation or weather closure/delay occur on the GBCC campus.
GBCC Students are automatically registered to receive alerts via college email, but will need to register (opt-in) and provide their emergency contact information if they would like to receive alerts via phone and/or text messaging. You fill out this information inside your SIS Student Information Systems account. Log into SIS, select “Personal Information” tab. Then select “GBCC Alerts” button below. Fill in as much information as you would like on the provided page, and hit the “Confirm” button. http://sis.ccsnh.edu
GBCC Faculty and staff are automatically registered by the Human Resources department - please provide them with your latest emergency contact information.
Why should I register for GBCC Alerts?
Students should register for GBCC alerts to receive the latest information on campus emergencies delivered to their cell phone (voice or text message) and email account. Note: Please read the disclaimer below* as there is not a guarantee of delivery due to situations which are outside of the CCSNH or Connect-ED control.
GBCC Alerts is just one method the College will use to communicate information during an emergency. The campus will continue to use a variety of other notification methods as appropriate.
GBCC ALERTS Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do when I receive an GBCC ALERTS message?
There are three things you should do when you receive an GBCC ALERTS notification message:
- Read/Listen to the message - don't ignore it!
- Alert other people. During classes, professors and other students may have their cell phones turned off. If you're in a classroom, please advise the professor so that he or she may assist you in taking appropriate action. If you're at work, let your coworkers know about the alert. It's very important to help spread word.
- Follow any instructions given with the message. The instructions will be direct and specific to the particular situation. Be sure to follow them carefully. If the situation requires it, additional messages will be transmitted to update you.
How can I be sure my telephone number won't be given out?
The information you provide for GBCC Alerts belongs to Great Bay Community College. Our vendor (Connect-ED) ensures that none of your cell phone or e-mail information will be sold, offered or shared in any way with anyone. It's against federal law for them to share or sell personal student information.
Do students need to register to activate this service?
Yes if you wish to receive notifications via text/phone calls or personal email. All official college issued email accounts will automatically be enrolled into the GBCC Alerts system. All currently enrolled students are strongly encouraged to register and provide their emergency contact information using the link above. If you wish to receive alerts for more than one campus you will need to register for each campus you want to receive alerts from. Keep in mind the reliability of the GBCC Alerts system is dependent on the accuracy of the contact information you provide - please keep it updated.
Do employees need to register to activate this service?
No. All employees are automatically registered for the CCSNH ALERTS service by your campus Human Resources office. Please keep your Human Resources office apprised of any changes to your contact information. The CCSNH ALERTS System is dependent on the accuracy of the contact information you provide - please keep it updated.
Does this mean that I should leave my cell phone on in class?
No. Classroom cell phone use will continue to be guided by policies set by GBCC or the individual instructor.
How much does GBCC Alerts cost?
There is no charge for registering - the total cost is covered by the College. However, costs associated with text messaging are dependent on the phone plan you are on. Some phone plans apply nominal charges for text messages which GBCC alerts will not reimburse, so be sure to check your cell phone contract.
What if I change my cell phone service provider?
When you change cell phone providers, but keep your existing cell phone number, it is considered "ported," and doesn't need to be reregistered for the CCSNH Alerts system.
What if I change my cell phone number or e-mail address?
Students should update their contact information by changing their contact information inside their SIS Student Information System account. Faculty and Staff must contact their Human Resources office to contact information so the changes are made in Banner.
Will I receive unsolicited messages ("SPAM") on my cell phone or e-mail account?
No. GBCC Alerts and Connect-ED will not sell your contact info to third party marketers.
How do I stop receiving GBCC Alerts?
Students can discontinue receiving messages at any time just as quickly and easily as you registered by logging into SIS Student Information System and removing their contact information from GBCC Alerts. The GBCC Human Resources department will add/delete faculty and staff from the service as their job status changes.
What if I need help registering or changing my contact information?
For registration assistance, students should consult your colleges web site, or contact GBCC IT Dept. Faculty and Staff should contact their Human Resources office for assistance.
*CCSNH has retained a vendor (Connect-ED) to provide emergency notification services to those who request it. Both CCSNH and the vendor will attempt to provide accurate information and appropriate instruction in a timely manner using the contact information you have provided. By registering for these services, you recognize and agree that neither CCSNH nor the vendor will be held liable in the event of a failure to provide notice or in the event that inaccurate information or faulty instructions are given. CCSNH reserves the rights to use emergency contact information for the critical business of the college but only after other methods of contact have failed. CCSNH and the vendor will not share, sell or otherwise provide your information, without your permission, to any other person or entity.