Winter Weather Preparation Reminders

In advance of tomorrow’s winter storm, here are some helpful reminders and websites to assist you in preparations.

If there is a decision to close campus based on weather conditions impacting the campus and surrounding communities, it will be communicated through a variety of channels including the university home page, text alerts, broadcast e-mail, the emergency closing hot line, social media and notifications sent to local radio and television stations.

For further updates when the campus is closed due to inclement weather, please visit the UMass homepage ( and follow UMass Amherst’s Twitter account (@UMassAmherst).

Preparation Tips:

• Fully charge your cell phone, laptop and other necessary electronics

• Keep your gas tank at least half-full to ensure that your car is ready for a storm

• Be a good neighbor. Check in on friends, family, and neighbors, particularly those most susceptible to extreme temperatures and power outages

If you live off-campus, please remember to have the following information available:

• Landlord’s contact information

• Town resources contact information