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General Evacuation Procedures

When evacuating your building or work area:

  • Stay calm; do not rush.
  • Gather your personal belongings only if it is safe to do so.
  • Close your office door and window, but do not lock them.
  • Use the nearest safe stairs and proceed to the nearest exit. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.
  • Proceed to the designated Emergency Assembly Area (EAA)
  • Wait for any instructions from emergency responders.
  • Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so by the emergency responders.
  • Faculty/Staff are responsible for informing students of proper evacuation routes and a designated assembly area at start of the semester and at time of evacuation.
  • Faculty should be the last to leave the class room/laboratory during an evacuation, making sure all students exit properly and to the designated assembly area.
  • It is the responsibility of faculty/staff to account for his/her students at the designated meeting area and inform emergency responders of anyone missing.


Assembly Area Example

Assembly Area