In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation, Amherst College may notify the community using the AC Alert system. AC Alerts provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with information that may be critical to their safety via text, voice, email, digital signage, and outdoor speakers. Read the College’s emergency notification policy for more information.

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Students and Employees

Log in to Workday and search for Change My Home Contact Information.  Scroll down and Add a phone type of Emergency Alert.  Be sure to click the Submit button at the bottom left corner of the screen to enter the information. 

The Emergency Alert is the phone number that will be used by the AC alert system to contact you in case of an emergency on campus.

If your contact information changes at any time, please update your information in Workday.

Visitors/Contractors

Text ACAlert to 78015 to receive emergency alerts from Amherst College.

Message and data rates may apply. Text messages are sent on an as-needed basis. This service is provided per the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Text STOP to 78015 to cancel or HELP for tech support.

If your contact information changes at any time, please update your information in ACData.