Tue. Sep 26th, 2023
Update on Bentley University Fire Incident

As per the recent BentleyAlert updates, a fire broke out in a server room located in Lindsay Hall earlier today. Fortunately, the fire was quickly extinguished, and there were no injuries or structural damage to the building. However, some of the university’s phones are currently out of service, although internet access through eduroam has begun to restore.

Throughout the afternoon, the Executive Policy Group, Emergency Management Group, University Police, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and IT teams have been collaborating to manage the outage, ensure campus safety, and provide regular updates.

While efforts are underway to fully restore the network, here are a few important updates for the Bentley community:

For Emergencies: In case of any emergency or if immediate assistance is required, please call 911 from your mobile device.

Food: The food service in the 921 and other campus locations is not affected by the outage. However, meal trades are currently unavailable until the system is back online.

Shuttle: The shuttle service is operating as planned with no impact from the incident.

Mailroom: The mailroom closed early for the day due to the internet outage but will still accept packages. The reopening plan for tomorrow morning will be communicated later this evening.

Classes: Classes scheduled for this evening will continue at the discretion of the individual faculty members. Faculty will directly communicate with their students regarding the class plan. As for tomorrow’s classes, there is no anticipated impact, and an update will be provided later tonight.

Staff on Campus Tomorrow: In-person work for staff is expected to proceed as usual tomorrow. Any further updates or expectations will be communicated later this evening. If you have any questions, please reach out to your manager.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this situation.

Liz Hess, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Chris Besse, Director of Emergency Management