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Water Main Break Near Hollister Lot

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:18 p.m. EST

Facilities staff and crews have repaired the water main break by Hollister with no further issues and water service has been restored to all campus areas and buildings. 

Thank you to all those departments and members of the community that assisted with this situation, and as always we appreciate your understanding and patience.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 4:10 p.m. EST

Facilities staff and crews worked diligently today to locate the issue with the water main break. The issue has been isolated and water service has currently been restored to all campus areas and buildings. 

Repairs will begin early tomorrow morning and continue throughout the day directly impacting Mandell Family Hall. Residence Life will be communicating directly with students impacted and providing further details and accommodations as needed. Map Hill Drive will continue to be down to one lane with Public Safety present for assisting with traffic.

The Crisis Response Team will continue to monitor and communicate as needed throughout the repair. We thank you for your understanding during this situation.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:45 a.m. EST

Please be advised there has been a water main break near Hollister Lot. Facilities, staff, and contractors are on scene assessing the situation and are attempting to identify the exact location of the break and then start the repair work. Map Hill Drive is down to one lane and Public Safety is on scene assisting with traffic.

As a result, there is a potential that water in Trim Dining Hall and Hollister building may be impacted within the next hour. TRIM WILL REMAIN OPEN during this time with full services.

There is also potential that water in the Keith, Canfield, and Putney residence halls may be impacted. Residence Life will be working closely with residents to address any concerns or need for accommodations.

We expect the repair to continue throughout the day, and members of the Crisis Response Team are monitoring the situation and will continue to provide communications and updates via email as well on this website.

Public Safety

The Public Safety Department supports the Babson community by implementing programs in emergency preparedness to build, sustain, and improve the capacity of the College to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency disasters.

Babson College is actively working to provide for the safety and security of members of the Babson community. The College has a standing Crisis Management Team, consisting of senior administrators, which is ready to act as necessary.

In the event of an emergency, Babson has an emergency notification system in place and will give information to the community via email, voice mail, text message or through other appropriate methods.

For the Following Audiences, 


Parents and Undergraduate Students Office of Student Affairs 781-239-4218
Graduate Students Office of Graduate Student Affairs 781-239-4018
Faculty and Staff Office of Human Resources 781-239-4419.
General Information About Terrorism
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom.

Terrorists often use threats to:
  • Create fear among the public
  • Try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism
  • Get immediate publicity for their causes

Acts of terrorism include threats of terrorism; assassinations; kidnappings; hijackings; bomb scares and bombings; cyber attacks (computer-based); and the use of chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons.


High-risk targets for acts of terrorism include military and civilian government facilities, international airports, large cities, and high-profile landmarks. Terrorists might also target large public gatherings, water and food supplies, utilities, and corporate centers. Further, terrorists are capable of spreading fear by sending explosives or chemical and biological agents through the mail.

Within the immediate area of a terrorist event, you would need to rely on police, fire, and other officials for instructions. However, you can prepare in much the same way you would prepare for other crisis events.

General Safety Guidelines

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Move or leave if you feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right
  •  Report suspicious activity to the Babson Public Safety Department 781-239-5555 or local police. 
  • Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do not leave luggage unattended.
  • Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Plan how to get out in the event of an emergency
  • Be prepared to do without services you normally depend on—electricity, telephone, natural gas, gasoline pumps, cash registers, ATMs, and Internet transactions
  • Be Prepared: Everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves and their family and stay informed about what to do during an emergency.
More Information
For further information on Terrorism Awareness and Emergency Preparedness, visit ​