UMass Amherst considers safety of the campus community paramount. The emergency notification system combines all of the University’s notification tools into a single system called UMass Amherst Alerts.
Regardless of which notification method or media is utilized, all emergency notification messages come from the UMass Amherst Alerts emergency notification system.
UMass Amherst Alerts notifications only apply to emergency situations or conditions that pose an immediate or imminent threat to the safety of the campus community or could significantly disrupt its activities. Emergency notification methods include:
- Emergency Text Messaging
- Outdoor Sirens
- Emergency Emails
- UMass Homepage
- UMass Amherst Alerts Webpage
- Emergency Closing Phone line
- Media outlets
In the event a situation requires the activation of the University’s emergency notification system, this website will provide important information.
Emergency Phone Numbers
UMass Amherst Police Department
- Emergency: 911
- Non-Emergency: 413-545-2121
- Anonymous Tips: 413-577-TIPS (8477)
- Rape Line: 413-545-2677
Environmental Health and Safety
University Health Services
Emergency Closing Hot Line
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility. In case of emergency, be informed of the protective actions you should take. Download the Emergency Procedures to learn more.