Welcome Center


The Welcome Center or Communication Center is located at the Main Entrance of Berry College where a Communication Center officer (dispatcher) or police officer is always on duty. The dispatcher monitors incoming vehicle traffic at night, allowing only Berry personnel, students and authorized guests to enter campus. Routine and emergency telephone and radio communications are handled here. The dispatcher has direct contact (via radio & phone) with the Rome/Floyd 911 Center for prompt response to fire and medical emergencies.

The Welcome Center also serves as a visitor information center, an after-hours switchboard and an alarm-monitoring center. All alarms (fire, burglary, panic and malfunctions) report directly to a central monitoring system at the Gatehouse.

Students and faculty-staff residents must notify the Welcome Center of any expected after hours guests, which will allow for prompt entry into campus.

We ask that you notify the Welcome Center of any information about a campus event you are sponsoring.

Vehicles with RFID decals may enter through the main entrance lane. Drivers will stop at the white line until the gate opens. One vehicle per gate cycle. The gate closes after every vehicle. Visitors and cars without the RFID decal must enter through the visitor’s side of the Welcome Center.


The campus-wide emergency number is 706.236.2262 or ext. 2262 from on-campus phones.

Welcome Center