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Emergency Preparedness
on Campus

The safety of the University of Massachusetts Amherst community during an emergency is predicated on advance planning, as well as building awareness about how the plans will be implemented. Students, faculty, staff and visitors will be better prepared in an emergency if they know how the University will respond, where they can find information, and what they should do.

Key to that awareness is good communication. This site will be an essential tool for sharing plans and providing relevant information in case an emergency arises at the University of Massachusetts Amherst or in the surrounding area.

Please bookmark this site, as you will find messages to the University community with relevant information and direction in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Text Messaging System

As part of the UMass Amherst Alerts system, emergency text messages will provide time-sensitive notifications to subscribers’ cell phones about situations that pose an immediate risk to the safety of the campus or could significantly disrupt its activities.

See UMass Amherst Alerts Sign-Up for enrollment information and frequently asked questions.