For Music & Dance students:

If the university closes due to weather or other circumstance, all department events and recitals are also cancelled.

You can check whether campus is closed at, by phone (413- 545-3630), or on Twitter (@UMassAmherst). To receive important campus-wide alerts, including closings, we recommend that you sign up for the university’s Emergency Alert system: Login to SPIRE with your Net ID and password; from the SPIRE Main Menu, click UMass Amherst Alerts > Sign Up for Alerts and select how you would like to be notified.

Notice of cancellations of Music and Dance department events will be posted on our web calendar, our Facebook page (@UMassMusicDance), and our event information phone line (413-577-2154). If your ensemble’s concert is cancelled, you should also receive an email notification from the ensemble director or coordinator.

If your recital is cancelled due to a campus closure:

  1. Go to the Student Event Scheduling page and follow the instructions (find an open time and venue, submit the form, select event type “other,” and enter “Recital Reschedule”).
  2. Email the undergraduate or graduate coordinator to let them know that your recital was cancelled and date/time/location of your rescheduled recital.