Coronavirus Update
A Safer-at-Home advisory is currently in effect in Massachusetts. Residence halls remain closed to all but a small group of students. The university’s previously announced policy that “only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor” will remain in effect until the university examines the Governor’s latest guidance and determines the campus’ approach to next steps.
For more information about UMass Amherst’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, go to

Safety Escorts and Transportation

Avoid walking alone at night with UMPD’s free walking escort service.

Walking Escort Service

Walking teams of students with mobile radios are available for safe escort across campus every night from 7:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. during the academic semester to members of the UMass Amherst community and campus visitors.  Call (413) 545-2123 to make arrangements for a safety escort.


UMass Transit, (413) 545-0056, operates the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) campus shuttle and buses for the Five Colleges and the towns of Amherst, Belchertown, Deerfield, Granby, Hadley, Northampton, South Hadley, and Sunderland. The buses travel throughout UMass Amherst and to Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Smith College and other areas in Northampton, the local malls, and other parts of the Pioneer Valley.

  • Check the PVTA Schedules.
  • Hours are approximately 7:00 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. except during reduced scheduling.
  • During the academic year, buses are free to students and employees.
  • Be prepared to show a valid ID.

585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.