Notification procedures

If a major emergency occurs in which the health and safety UMass Dartmouth community are at risk, the University will activite its MyAlert system to instantly contact students, staff and faculty. All students, staff and faculty are urged to visit the MyAlert page to sign up for this important notification service.

In the event of inclement weather or emergency, the Office of Public Affairs will inform the campus community of closings and delays via the following media:

UMass Dartmouth home page
UMass Dartmouth email
Everyone with a email address will receive a message
SouthCoast Newspapers Standard-Times (, Herald News (
SouthCoast Radio
WUMD 89.3 FM, WSAR 1480 AM, WBSM 1420 AM
Providence TV
6, 10, 12
Providence Radio
WPRO 630 AM, WSNE 93.3 FM
Boston TV
4, 5, 7, NECN
Boston Radio
WBZ 1030 AM


Parking during snow emergencies

Check the university home page and your email for instructions related to campus parking during snow emergencies. During significant snow storms the university often imposes a parking ban on Ring Road to make room for the plows. Failure to move your car off Ring Road during such a parkign ban can result in your car being towed. Therefore, it is always a good idea to move your car off Ring Road during storm.

Public Safety information

Please do not contact the Office of Public Safety for updates and notifications on snow emergencies. Our public safety professionals will be busy dealing with the situation, and need their phone lines are best left open for real emergencies. All storm-related notifications will be posted online as soon as possible. If you have a safety or health emergency, call 508-999-9191.

Weather Resources