New England Conservatory strives to keep our campus safe and welcoming to all NEC and visiting community members. Our special police officers and security guards enhance the safety of our campus through visibility, patrols, and continued training for emergency situations. We hope that you will help us in our endeavors to keep our campus safe and secure.
If you ever see or encounter anything that you feel should be reported, please call the 24-Hour Security Line. If you would simply like to comment or make suggestions concerning our public safety program, please contact Paul Lombardo at 617-585-1246.
2018 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
Below you will find a link to NEC’s 2018 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. This includes a record of the statistics regarding incidents and/or crimes that were reported in the NEC community during the previous three years, in compliance with the Clery Act.
|Paul Lombardo, Director of Campus Security||617-585-1246|
|24-Hour Security Line||617-599-9965|
|Jordan Hall Security Desk||617-585-1290|
|SLPC (255 St. Botolph) Security Desk||617-585-1255|
|241 St. Botolph Security Desk||617-585-1241|
|33 Gainsborough Security Desk||617-585-1333|
|Jordan Hall||Every Day, Academic Year||7:00am - 12:00am|
|* Pianists with priority validation may enter at 6:00am|
|SLPC (255 St. Botolph)||Every Day, Academic Year||7:00am - 11:00pm|
|* Students living in Res Hall always have card access|
|241 St. Botolph||Monday through Saturday||7:00am - 10:00pm|
|* Building closes at 10:00pm or 30 minutes after|
Pierce Hall performance, whichever is later.
|Sunday||12:00pm - 10:00pm|
|33 Gainsborough||Every Day, Academic Year||9:00am - 10:00pm|
Please note that the Preparatory School has priority use of all buildings on Saturdays, so rooms are not available until after 6:00pm on Saturdays.
Emergency Notification System
Community members will receive notifications via e-mail and text from our Emergency Notification System when the immediate area has recently experienced, is experiencing, or may be about to experience a potential threat.
All Building Policy
We require all of our students, faculty, and staff to present their Penguin Pass upon entering any of our buildings. This allows us to manage visitor access, which in turn allows us to make the campus a safer place. Guests are required to sign in with a photo ID at the security desk.
All faculty members must submit names of visitors to the security desk prior to their arrival so that guards can verify that these visitors are approved to gain access. Visitors will be required to sign-in with security and provide a form of identification (driver’s license, student ID, etc.) to be held at the security desk.
NEC community members are required to leave their Penguin Pass in the card slot located on the front window of the practice room they are utilizing. This helps us to better regulate designated priority rooms and ensure that non-community members aren’t making use of practice room space.
If your Penguin Pass stops working, is stolen, lost, or in any way needs to be replaced, you may go to Building Operations (33 Gainsborough) to obtain a new one. If your card has stopped working (due to demagnetization or a similar physical problem), then a new card must be printed.
All students receive one replacement for free (regardless of the reason), and every replacement after that is $20 (regardless of the reason).
Please keep in mind that this office does not take debit or credit cards, and does not always have change. If you know you need to pay for a replacement Penguin Pass, please bring exact change. Alternatively, you may pay with a check. Recommended hours for Penguin Pass replacements are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. We recommend that you call x1176 ahead of your visit to ensure someone will be in the office to assist you.
General Safety Tips
The following safety tips can help keep you safe and secure.
- Do not leave your belongings unattended. This includes in practice rooms, dorm rooms, the Green Room Cafe, and the Blumenthal Family Library. Unattended belongings are the biggest cause of theft on campus. If you are using a laptop computer, do not leave it unattended at any time. Keep your purse, wallet, keys and other valuables with you at all times. Petty theft is reported frequently at the locations lining Huntington Avenue.
- Be aware of people distracting you so they can have an opportunity to take your belongings. Asking you for directions, the time, or for a light (for a cigarette) are the usual methods of distraction.
- Faculty and staff should always lock offices when leaving for any period of time. Do not leave doors propped open.
- Carry a minimal amount of cash and credit/ATM cards while on campus.
- Do not carry passports, visas, or social security cards unless absolutely necessary.
- Immediately report suspicious activity to Public Safety.
- When walking around at night, remain in well-lit, well-traveled areas. Avoid shortcuts and remain alert. Travel with friends, rather than by yourself. Do not compromise safety for the sake of convenience.
- Have your car or building key in your hand before you reach the door of your car or destination. Do not spend time at your car door or at your destination searching for your keys.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
- Trust your instincts. If you are concerned about something you see or hear notify Security and leave the area.