Emergency Information

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In case of an actual emergency, call the UMass Police Department at 911.

Campus Alerts and Emergency Notification Tools

Campus administrators use a variety of ways to notify people of a campus emergency. The UMass Amherst Campus Alerts system includes:

  • Broadcast e-mail sent to the university e-mail accounts of students, faculty and staff
  • UMass Amherst Web Site and UMass Amherst Emergency Closing Hot Line Phone: (413) 545-3630
  • Emergency text-messaging for cell phones. Sign up for Campus Alerts
  • Messages sent to key designated personnel in residence halls and academic and administrative facilities, who then personally spread the word to building occupants
  • Fire alarm systems
  • UMass Police are well trained in emergency response and are on duty around the clock. Phone: (413) 545-2121
  • External news media: radio, television, print and Internet outlets are notified by the Office of News and Information