Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity

What to Do in an Emergency

Emergency? Call 911

Calling 911 from a cell phone will route your call to UMass Boston Police via the Massachusetts State Police dispatch. The direct UMass Boston Police emergency line is 617.287.1212. Do not use emergency lines for non-emergency calls.

In a campus emergency, relevant information will be issued via the UMass Boston Alert System as it becomes available. Please do not dial Public Safety emergency lines for information updates as these lines must remain open for emergency calls.  

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