Coronavirus Update March 12

Coronavirus Update: UMass Amherst has shifted to remote delivery of all instruction, having suspended in-person classes, including laboratory, studio, capstone and graduate courses, until the end of the semester. In accordance with the Governor’s emergency order, only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor. Additional updates and resources can be found at

Project Protect

Register your valuables with Project Protect. Every year laptops, iPods, cell phones, and other personal items are lost or stolen on campus. Project Protect greatly increases the chances of recovering your lost or stolen property.

  • Never leave your laptop, cell phone, or other valuable unattended when in a public area.
  • Lock your office or room when you are away, even if you leave for a moment.
  • Use a smartphone and laptop tracking application. Many of these apps are free and can assist you and law enforcement in locating your lost or stolen item.

Go to Project Protect to register your valuables.

Need Help Registering Your Valuables?

By request, UMPD Community Outreach staff will come to your location for a Project Protect registration event. We will bring laptops to assist you in registering your items. These registration events may be arranged, for example, for students at their residence halls, or at laboratories where staff wish to register lab computers. Contact Officer Kellogg or use our Request a Training Form.

What To Register with Project Protect

  • bikes
  • cameras
  • cell phones
  • computer monitors
  • computer printers
  • desktops
  • eBook readers
  • iPads
  • iPhones/Android/Smart Phone/PDA
  • laptops
  • Macbooks
  • musical instruments
  • tablets
  • any item of value

Project Protect is available to students, faculty and staff.

Go to Project Protect to register your valuables.


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.