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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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Students, Faculty & Staff

Login to SPIRE with your Net ID and password to sign up for text message alerts. 

Students: you need to be on the old interface to sign up. If you're on the new interface, select Go back to old interface from the menu bar.

From the SPIRE Main Menu, click UMass Amherst Alerts > Sign Up for Alerts and enter your cell phone to receive the texts.


Guests to campus, Text UMassAlertsGuest to 78015 to receive alerts; you will be automatically removed after 3 days.


Parents/guardian, UMASS neighbors & outside partners, beyond our campus community members, text UMassalert to 78015 and your number receive emergency alert text messages indefinitely.


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.