Disability Services at UMass Amherst

Emergency Information

The following information is provided on emergency evacuation and notification. In case of an actual emergency, call the UMass Police Department at 911.

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities

In case of emergency you will be well served if you have already developed a plan for how to respond. Emergency planning and fire safety tips for people with disabilities have been developed by Environmental Health and Safety.

Do the UMass Police and Environmental Health and Safety have your work and student room numbers? If not, be sure to inform them!

UMass Police Department  - Dickinson Hall, 351 Hicks Way, 545-2121

Environmental Health and Safety  - N414 Morrill Science, 545-2682

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