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Emergency Contacts

The Emergency Contacts page lists the name, address, and telephone number of the individual(s) who should be contacted on your behalf in case of an emergency. Because SPIRE is the primary source of information for most offices on campus (including the UMass Police), it is important that you add an emergency contact and keep it updated.

Add an Emergency Contact

To add your first emergency contact:

  1. In the SPIRE Menu, go to My Personal Information > Emergency Contacts. The Emergency Contacts page will open.
  2. On the Emergency Contacts page, click Add an Emergency Contact. The Emergency Contacts Detail page will open.
  3. On the Emergency Contact Detail page:
    • In the *Contact Name field, enter the person's name.
    • From the *Relationship drop-down list, select the person's relationship to you.
  4. To add an address:
    • (Optional) If your contact has the same address as you, select the Same Address as Individual check box. The page will refresh and your permanent address will replace the Contact Address area. From the Address Type drop-down list, select Work to list your work address instead.
    • Under Contact Address, click Edit Address. The Edit Address page will open.
    • On the Edit Address page, add your contact's address, then click OK. You will return to the Emergency Contact Detail page.
  5. To add a phone number:
    • (Optional) If your contact has the same phone number as you, select the Same Phone as Individual check box. The page will refresh and your permanent phone number will replace the Contact Phone area. From the Phone Type drop-down list, select Work to list your work number instead.
    • Under Contact Phone, in the Phone field, enter your contact's phone number, starting with the area code. No special punctuation required (e.g., dashes, etc.).
  6. (Optional) To add a second phone number, on the Emergency Contact Detail page:
    • Click Add a Phone Number. The Phone Type & Number table becomes active.
    • From the *Phone Type drop-down list, select the type of phone you wish to add (e.g., Permanent, Work, etc.)
    • In the Phone Number field, enter the number.
  7. On the Emergency Contact Detail page, click Save, then OK to confirm the save. You will return to the Emergency Contacts page. Your emergency contact will appear in the contacts table.
  8. On the Emergency Contacts page:
    • Click a contact's name to view his/her address and telephone information.
    • Click Add an Emergency Contact and repeat the steps above to add another contact to your list.

Update Your Contacts' Information

To update your emergency contacts' information:

  1. On the Emergency Contacts page, next to the contact you wish to update, click edit. The Emergency Contacts Detail page will open.
  2. On the Emergency Contacts Detail page, update your contact's information, as appropriate.
  3. Click Save.
  4. On the Save Confirmation page, click OK. You will return to the Emergency Contacts page.

Delete an Emergency Contact

Note: If you only have one contact on file, this is your primary emergency contact. To delete it, you must add a new contact, designate this new entry as your primary emergency contact, then remove the first contact.

To change your primary emergency contact:

  1. Make sure you have at least two contacts listed.
  2. On the Emergency Contacts page, click Change the Primary Contact.
  3. On the Change Primary Contact page:
    • From the Primary Contact drop-down list, select the name of your new primary contact.
    • Click Save, then OK to confirm the save. You will return to the Emergency Contacts page.

To delete an emergency contact:

  1. On the Emergency Contacts page, next to the contact you wish to update, click delete.
  2. On the Delete Confirmation page, click Yes, Delete to remove this person from your emergency contacts. You will return to the Emergency Contacts page.