EMERGENCY (Ambulance, Fire, Police, Hazardous Conditions)

  • In an emergency, call (413) 542-2111 or x2111 from a campus phone to reach the Amherst College Police Department (ACPD).
  • For all other business, call the non-emergency line (413) 542-2291 or x2291 from a campus phone.
Emergency response Handbook

Emergency Response Handbook

The Emergency Response Handbook provides you with a reference guide for immediate steps to take if various crises occur.

Weather Closures

Weather closures and delays are announced on My Amherst.

You may also call the SNOW line to find out whether the College is closed:

  • (413) 542-SNOW (7669)
  • Toll-free: (888) 289-1049

See information about Closure Procedures & Notifications.

Be Prepared

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AC Alerts for Alumni and Friends

Alumni and friends of the College may use the Alertus app, available for iPhone and Android, to receive AC alerts.

  1. Go to the app store and download the Alertus app. (Do not download the Alertus Activator app.)
  2. When asked for the organization code, enter amherst (case doesn’t matter).
  3. That’s it! When an emergency notification is sent, it will pop up on the phone.  

Note: Students, faculty and staff should sign up for AC Alerts in AC Data.

Wondering How to Find General Information About Events on Campus?
Follow Amherst on Social Media.

To keep apprised of general Amherst news and all kinds of events on campus, follow Amherst on Twitter and Facebook

Update Your Emergency Contact Information

Receive alerts on your cell phone. Log into AC Data to provide contact information for yourself and for people to be contacted on your behalf in an emergency.