Safety concerns at UMass Amherst during homecoming weekend

UMass Amherst set up additional safety measures

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Homecoming weekend at UMass was done a little differently this year.

Thousands of people were on the University of Massachusetts campus this weekend to celebrate and participate in homecoming activities. This homecoming weekend, a weekend that is notorious for partying, the school set up additional safety measures to make sure that all students had a fun time, while also ensuring those safety of all those on campus.

Both Amherst and UMass police stationed additional officers on campus, and there was also the new Party Smart program, where students register their parties with the university and Amherst police. If police received a call about your party, students had 20 minutes to quiet down or clear out.

Dozens of activities took place over the course of the weekend, leading up to the main event, the homecoming game, where Tulane and UMass faced off.

While many students were disappointed with the outcome of the game, with Tulane winning 31-24, they told 22News it was still a great weekend filled with lots of school spirit.