Coronavirus Update
A Safer-at-Home advisory is currently in effect in Massachusetts. Residence halls remain closed to all but a small group of students. The university’s previously announced policy that “only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor” will remain in effect until the university examines the Governor’s latest guidance and determines the campus’ approach to next steps.
For more information about UMass Amherst’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, go to


  • (413) 545-3111 from your cell phone for the quickest response. This is the UMPD emergency number.
  • Operates 24/7
  • 911 from campus landline phones
  • Dialing 911 from a campus landline automatically connects you to the UMPD emergency number.
  • Off-campus emergency? Dial 911.

If you call 911 from your cell, you reach the MA State Police who must transfer you to UMPD. Say UMass Amherst if you call 911 from your cell. They will transfer you to UMPD Emergency.

For the quickest response, call (413) 545-3111 from your cell.

When You Call:

  • Identify yourself clearly
  • State your location
  • Briefly state the nature of your call

If possible, stay on the line unless otherwise advised by the dispatcher. If assistance is required from off campus, the dispatcher will summon the appropriate police, fire and/or medical service.


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.