Basic Guidelines/Be Prepared

  • Be aware of the surrounding area.
  • Learn where emergency exits are. Think about how you would leave a building, subway, or busy place if there was an emergency and you had to hurry.
  • Look around you. Be aware of heavy things that could fall or glass that could break. Move away from them if you can.
  • Stay calm and follow the directions of emergency personnel and University officials.
  • Be careful when traveling. Be aware of someone behaving unusually. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do not leave your luggage unattended. Always have it with you so that no one can put something into it.

Be Prepared

  • Prepare an Emergency Kit
  • Know the emergency evacuation routes in campus buildings where you spend most of your time.
  • If you are a person who has a disability and you will need assistance during an evacuation, contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSWD) now. OSWD staff members will work with you to develop an individual emergency plan, which will be used to help you during an emergency evacuation. (See also page 12.)
  • Make sure your family knows how to contact you. Give important University contact information to your family.
  • Make a habit of letting people know where you are and when you are expected to return - your family, your RA, your CRE or people in your office

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