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Emergency Procedures on “Living at UMass” App

The Office of Emergency Management has partnered with Residential Life to include emergency procedures information on the popular app, “Living at UMass.” Here, students can view interactive procedures for potential situations such as an active threat, severe weather, and fire. Additionally, it is possible to report an incident and to update emergency contact information through the app. It is our hope that students will use these resources to increase their preparedness.
To download Click here: “Living at UMass,”

Beat the Heat


The warm weather will soon be a thing of the past! In a few weeks, we’ll be well on our way to enjoying crisp fall air.

Looking for ways to stay cool in your hall or building until then? Here are a few suggestions you may try to get some relief!




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UMass EOC Team evaluates DHS training program

EOC Team participates in DHS training

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 members from UMass Amherst Emergency Operations Center Team, Amherst Police and Fire Departments, Hadley Police and Fire Departments and a representative from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Academic Engagement participated in a tabletop exercise to provide participants an opportunity to evaluate the current emergency response concepts, departmental and campus plans and capabilities when responding to and recovering from an active threat incident on campus.


Vaccination Advocate and Paralympic Gold Medalist Nicholas Springer was Keynote UMass Amherst Emergency Exercise and Workshop

Paralympic gold medalist Nicholas Springer

Vaccination advocate and Paralympic gold medalist Nicholas Springer was the keynote speaker for the emergency exercise and workshop held on campus on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The workshop was held to test plans for a mass vaccination clinic if a highly contagious illness ever strikes the Five College community.


We are StormReady at UMass Amherst - NOAA | National Weather ServiceUMass Amherst is StormReady

Emergency preparedness programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have earned the school a “StormReady” designation from the National Weather Service, the first awarded to a public university in Massachusetts. Learn how we are StormReady.