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Emergency Text Messaging

As part of the UMass Amherst Alerts system, emergency text messages provide time-sensitive notifications to subscribers’ cell phones.

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Login to SPIRE with your Net ID and password to sign up for text message alerts.  From the SPIRE Main Menu, Click UMass Amherst Alerts > Sign Up for Alerts and simply tell us where to text you.

For guests to campus, Text UMassAlertsGuest to 78015 to receive alerts during your visit.

For those neighbors and outside partners, beyond our campus community members, who would like to receive UMass Amherst Alerts, just text UMassalert to 78015 and your number will be added to the database to receive emergency alert text messages.

Message and data rates may apply. Text messages are sent on an as-needed basis. This service is provided per the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Text STOP to 78015 to cancel or HELP for tech support.”

UMass Amherst does not charge for this service, however your mobile phone company may charge for text messages.  Please refer to your mobile phone's service plan for more information.


For more information about how to subscribe, go to Emergency Text Messaging on the IT website.