“Shelter-in-place” means, simply, to move to a safe place indoors and wait until you are instructed to leave. If you receive this instruction from the Amherst College Police Department (ACPD), whenever possible:

  • Look for a small, interior room with no or few windows.
  • Close, lock and avoid all doors and windows.
  • Remain where you are until you receive an “All Clear” signal from the ACPD or other emergency personnel.

Download a PDF of the Amherst College Emergency Response Handbook.