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 signs, and outdoor speakers. Read the College‚Äôs emergency notification policy for more information.

Sign Up

Students and Employees

Log in to Workday.

Search for Change My Home Contact Information.

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Screenshot of a Workday search for "Change my home contact information"

Scroll down to Phone and click Add.

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Workday screenshot of "Phone" add button

For Phone Type, select Emergency Alert.

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Workday screenshot of new phone entry screen

Be sure to click the Submit button at the bottom left corner of the screen to enter the information. 

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Workday screenshot of Submit button

The Emergency Alert phone numbers (you can add up to three) are used by the AC alert system to contact you in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occuring on campus.

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

Families/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.