In the News Home
The original item was published from 11/30/2011 3:52:47 PM to 12/11/2011 12:05:00 AM.

In the News - News & Announcements

Posted on: November 30, 2011

[ARCHIVED] UMass Campus to Test Emergency Notification System Dec. 1

The campus will be conducting a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts
Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Thursday, Dec. 1 after 1:30 p.m.

This test is part of the university's continuing effort to test,
evaluate and improve our ability to provide timely and effective
emergency notifications and warnings during a campus emergency.

The ENS test will include the UMass Amherst Alerts emergency text
messaging, broadcast e-mail and outdoor warning sirens.

Please participate in a short survey after the ENS test. The survey
results will help us evaluate our ability to provide accurate and
timely emergency notification to the campus community. The survey is
available on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 after 1:30 p.m. at

Please note: If you have signed-up to receive emergency text messages
and do not receive the text message by 6 p.m. on Dec. 1, please confirm
that your cell phone number is entered correctly in SPIRE and that your
cell phone was on.

If you have NOT already signed-up to receive emergency text messages,
you are encouraged to register at by
clicking on the Text Messaging tab.

FYI, It can take up to 48 hours (2 business days) to process new
emergency text message registrations.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Thomas O'Regan
Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning Manager
Environmental Health & Safety

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in - News & Announcements


Big Night 2024 in Amherst!

Posted on: February 27, 2024

The Kindness Campaign

Posted on: February 23, 2024

Commemoration of the Tibetan Uprising

Posted on: February 20, 2024
Graphic of a microphone with words town of Amherst public hearing in white font below


Posted on: February 16, 2024
In the News item for watchilla and malloy Express your opinions on Town of Amherst Recreation and Op

Recreation and Open Space Survey

Posted on: February 7, 2024
Option 1 Announcing Online Sustainability Dashboard

Town of Amherst Sustainability Dashboard

Posted on: February 1, 2024
Veterans Breakfast Announcement

Veterans Community Breakfast - For All!

Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 1, 2023
tax exemption in the news item 2024

Want to shrink your tax bill?

Posted on: January 4, 2024