Emergency Information Relevant to Students with Disabilities

All students are encouraged to program the number for the Campus Police into their cell phones: (413) 538-2304

Students who have sensory, mobility, or chronic health impairments that may affect their ability to evacuate a building in the case of emergency are to notify AccessAbility Services. AccessAbility Services maintains a campus Emergency List that is distributed to all campus emergency personnel.  If assistance is required in the case of an emergency, students are encouraged to:

  • Schedule an appointment with AccessAbility Services to create an Individualized Emergency Plan that will address what to do in case of fire, environmental hazard or other emergency situation; discuss strategies and accommodations to ensure safety, such as the need for emergency notification equipment in a residence hall room, accessible residence hall room, and class locations.
  • Speak with professors and residential staff at the beginning of each semester to discuss evacuation procedures and other safety issues
  • Avoid elevator use during an emergency.  Elevators should not be used under any circumstance once an alarm has been activated.