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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
Social media UMass Dartmouth Facebook and Twitter
Providence TV Channels 6, 10, 12
Boston  TV Channels, 4, 5, 7 and NECN
MyAlert Messagues will be sent by text, email, and phone

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 UMass Dartmouth Police Department 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


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