Inclement Weather/General Closings

All UMass Center at Springfield (UMCS) students, faculty, staff and community partners should know how to obtain information related to severe weather, closing announcements, updates related to parking in Tower Square and Downtown Springfield, and the rescheduling of classes or events.

Sign up for UMass RAVE Alerts Emergency Text Messaging System

The best way obtain information about weather closings at UMCS is to sign up for the UMass RAVE alerts here:

UMass RAVE Alerts Emergency Text messaging system is one of the primary methods the Center will use to notify the academic and community users of an ongoing or imminent campus emergency, including weather-related closures. It is important to receive these time-critical emergency notifications. You are encouraged to register for these time-critical emergency notifications at:

Additionally, you should visit or watch local television stations (WWLP and Western Massachusetts News) for weather updates.

When the governor issues an order to close state executive offices in response to a severe winter weather advisory or alert, University officials take into account the governor’s decision in relation to local conditions and community safety. There may be times when regional weather conditions will allow the UMass Center at Springfield to remain open, in which case information will be posted using the methods noted above.  If no closure status is listed, then the Center should be considered open per normal operating hours.