Montgomery College regards the safety and security of our students, employees and College visitors as a top priority. The College employs an emergency notification system, called “MC Alert,” to communicate information about emergency situations, school closings, and delays. MC Alerts are communicated as text messages, emails, notifications to College computers, alerts on the College’s EDU and MyMC websites, posts on the Montgomery College Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as messages on some digital signs on College property.
To enhance its emergency notifications, the College has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety, a leading emergency notification platform for colleges and universities.
MC Alerts for Students and Employees
MC students and employees are automatically subscribed to MC Alert via their MyMC login. The default delivery method is a student or employee email issued by the College. The College strongly encourages students and employees to register to receive text messages to your cell phones and personal emails (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.). College students and employees are responsible for managing their contact information and communication preferences.
MC Alerts for Parents and Community Members
We would like to invite community members, parents and MC’s contracted employees to also register for the new MC Alert system.
Frequently Asked Questions About MC Alert
Possible alert notifications include:
Shelter in place
College closed or delayed (weather)
Classes cancelled (early closing)
Police activity on campus
Bomb threat or bomb found
Montgomery College will always operate on its regular schedule unless otherwise announced. Depending on the nature of the incident, notifications of emergencies and changes to the College’s operational status will be communicated through one or more of the following means:
College emergency responders: Security Officers, Campus Response and/or Support Teams
MC Alert. Registered users receive text and e-mail messages
Montgomery College Emergency Desktop Notification. Scrolling messages are broadcast on College computers
Montgomery College website
My MC web site.
My MC student e-mail system
Montgomery College employee voice mail. From off-site, dial 240-567-1701.
Montgomery College employee e-mail
Montgomery College main phone number at 240-567-5000
Montgomery College cable channel 10 in Montgomery County
Commercial radio and TV stations including:
WTOP (103.5 FM)
WFRE (99.5 FM) - Frederick
WAMU (88.5 FM)
WFMD (930 AM) - Frederick
WMAL (630 AM)
Channel 4 WRC
Channel 5 WTTG
Channel 7 WJLA
Channel 9 WUSA
News Channel 8
All inquiries from the news media regarding an emergency event should be directed to the College’s Office of Communications.
There are offices of Public Safety and Emergency Management on each campus.
Central Services Public Safety
Dial 7-3333 from any campus phone or 240-567-3333 to reach a campus public safety office.
AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are available in every building on each campus in the lobby/entry area.