Emergency Closing and Snow-Related Policies Distributed

November 14, 2013

Emergency closing and snow-related policies are being distributed to faculty and staff on Nov. 14.

As winter approaches, all staff and faculty should know how to obtain information related to severe weather, including closing announcements, parking rules, staggered departure procedures for early closings, related time and attendance policies and the rescheduling of final exams on snow days. 

For information on the weather closing status of the campus, visit www.umass.edu/closing/

For a summary of severe closing weather information, including radio and TV stations that broadcast closing announcements, go to www.umass.edu/af/weatherclosinginfo.pdf

Information on the rescheduling of final exams on official snow days is available at www.umass.edu/af/Finals.pdf

For park smart tips for snow days, check the Parking Snow Policy at www.umass.edu/af/ParkingSnowPolicy.pdf

To read the Staggered Departure Procedure, go to www.umass.edu/af/closure%20departure.pdf

For information on inclement weather and related time and attendance policies, visit www.umass.edu/af/InclementWeatherMemoEmployees.pdf

Sign up for UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Text Messaging System

UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Text messaging system is one of the primary methods the university will use to notify the campus community of an ongoing or imminent campus emergency, including weather-related closures. It is important to receive these time-critical emergency notifications. Register for these emergency notifications at www.umass.edu/alerts and click on the Text Messaging tab.