The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Emergency Procedures




In the case of an emergency situation, the University will send out alert notifications and inform you on your next steps via the various modes of communication found in the Notifications section.  In the meantime, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with our recommended actions. If you find yourself in harm's way, take fast and decisive action. 

You should make yourself familiary with the RUN-HIDE-FIGHT protocols during an active threat.

We may ask you to do one of two common actions: evacuation or shelter-in-place

For more information on what to do during specific emergencies, visit our comprehensive list of Hazard Specific Guides on the left.

Download a Poster about Campus Emergency Procedures.


Download a Poster about Campus Emergency Procedures on the Mount Ida Campus.



Emergency Procedures on “Living at UMass” App

The Office of Emergency Management has partnered with Residential Life to include emergency procedures information on the popular app, “Living at UMass.” Here, students can view interactive procedures for potential situations such as an active threat, severe weather, and fire. Additionally, it is possible to report an incident and to update emergency contact information through the app. It is our hope that students will use these resources to increase their preparedness.
To download Click here: “Living at UMass,”