On July 1st, 2013, UMass Amherst adopted a tobacco free policy to encourage and support a healthier environment among all members of the campus community. The Amherst campus joins over 1500 colleges and universities nationwide in being a smoke or tobacco free campus.
The use of any tobacco product including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarette/vapes are prohibited indoors and outdoors on the UMass Amherst campus grounds. This policy applies to all individuals on campus including students, staff, faculty, visitors, and contractors. This policy applies to all university property, land, and buildings including:
- Residential housing
- Parking lots
- Athletic fields
- Vehicles on university grounds