11/4/2020 - Party Smart Registration will be suspended until further notice in order to be in compliance with statewide mandates related to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
On Monday, November 2nd, Governor Baker announced new mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These included a “Revised Order Further Regulating Gatherings in the Commonwealth” and a “Stay at Home Advisory”. These orders specifically preclude gatherings of any size that takes place after 9:30 pm, even in private residences, with few exceptions. Additionally, the spirit of the mandates exists to ensure individuals are not outside of their own households for non-essential purposes after 10 pm. Because of this, Off Campus Student Life and the Amherst Police Department believe it is best to suspend the program until these orders are lifted or revised.
Our Party Smart Registration program is a helpful educational tool that allows for better interactions between UMass Amherst students and the greater Amherst/Hadley community. Party Smart Registration has had over 2500 registered events since the program started, with an extremely low rate of incidence or enforcement action taken by law enforcement. This tool will continue to be used once conditions allow. Thank you for your understanding, and please check back here for updates.
If you have any questions or would like to continue to meet about information related to best practices related to COVID-19 mitigation or living off campus during this time, please continue to register for an available spot here: https://offcampusstudentlife.youcanbook.me, or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Off Campus Student Life