Coronavirus Update March 12

Coronavirus Update: UMass Amherst has shifted to remote delivery of all instruction, having suspended in-person classes, including laboratory, studio, capstone and graduate courses, until the end of the semester. In accordance with the Governor’s emergency order, only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor. Additional updates and resources can be found at

Safe Celebrations

Safe Celebrations is a campus-wide collaborative policy designed to educate students about the rules, policies, and laws surrounding parties, sporting events, and large gatherings. The intent is to give students an understanding of what is permitted, what actions will prompt a police response, and how they should behave if there is a police response.

UMPD has found that educated students have a greater tendency to “police” themselves so that a police response is not necessary. If a police response is needed, the students understand the reason for the response, and behave in an appropriate fashion. UMPD and the university educate students and parents regarding safe celebrations through posters, handouts, table tents, emails, and newspaper articles.

Questions? Refer to Student Affairs and Campus Life's Acceptable Fan Behavior FAQs or contact us.


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