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Evacuation Information

What to Do in an Evacuation

In the case of an emergency situation where evacuation is required, evacuation is your only responsibility. This applies to all residents -- students, guests, and faculty/staff who live and work in Housing & Residence Life-owned properties.

All residents must remain calm, move quickly (without running), and keep out of the way of emergency personnel and equipment. When exiting a building and proceeding to the designated assembly area, remain at least 20 feet away from the building walls and overhangs.
 

Evacuation Routes

Housing & Residence Life is responsible for reviewing designated evacuation routes and assembly points with residents at the start of each semester. Students should be aware of all alternative routes in the event the primary routes are blocked.

In the event you are unable to exit the building:

  • Remain calm, do not panic.
  • Remain low to the ground. Crawl if necessary.
  • Place a cloth over your mouth/nose to serve as a filter. A wet cloth is best.
  • Place clothing and/or towels around your doors to block smoke from entering your room. Wet clothing or towels are best.
  • Use your phone to inform the fire department of your location. If your phone is not working, signal for help from a window. Use a towel, clothing, sign, etc. to help alert emergency personnel to your location.


Post-Evacuation Recovery

In some situations (flood, fire, etc.) it may take some time before buildings are ready to be re-occupied. After the initial evacuation and assembly, you may be asked to move to a temporary indoor location to await further communications. You should be aware of your designated post-evacuation recovery location so you can join the group at this location if you are away from the building when the initial evacuation occurs.

Alderman Road Residence Area

Exit the building using the most direct and appropriate route. Always use stairs to evacuate the building. Do not use elevators.

  • Balz-Dobie, Kellogg, Lile-Maupin, and Watson-Webb
    Assemble in the front of Ern Commons.
    Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Ern Commons
  • Cauthen, Tuttle-Dunnington, and Shannon
    Assemble in the grassy area between Shannon & Tuttle-Dunnington.
    Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Ern Commons
  • Gibbons and Woody
    Assemble in the grassy area between Gibbons & Woody.
    Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Ern Commons
  • Courtenay, Dunglison, and Fitzhugh
    Assemble in the Gooch quad.
    Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Gooch Lounge

Bice House

Always use the stairs to evacuate the building. Do not use the elevator for a fire escape.

  • First floor
    Apartments 101, 102, 103, and 107 exit by the front door.
    Apartments 104, 105, and 106 exit by the back stairway.
  • Second through eighth floors
    Apartments 01, 02, 03, and 08 on each floor exit by the front door.
    Apartments 04, 05, 06, and 07 on each floor exit by the back stairway and back door.

Residents using the front door and front stairway should move to the opposite end of the parking lot, away from the building.
Residents using the back stairway should exit though the back door and to the end of the lot, toward the railroad.

All residents should assemble in the parking lot in front of Bice.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: South Lawn Commons

Brown Residential College

Residents should exit using the fastest and safest available route.

  • Peters, Rogers, and Holmes
    Assemble at the Hume Fountain.
  • Tucker, Harrison, McGuffey, Gildersleeve, and Venable
    Assemble in Newcomb Plaza.
  • Mallet, Long, Smith, and Davis
    Assemble by the Monroe Hill outdoor elevator.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Newcomb Hall Third Floor/Ballroom

Copeley Apartments (undergraduate)

Residents should exit using the fastest and safest available route.
Assemble on the grass area between the parking lot and Massie Road.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: North Grounds Recreation Center

Copeley Hill Apartments (graduate)

All residents should exit the building and locate to the nearest open area that is at least 100 feet from the impacted building(s).

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: North Grounds Recreation Center

Gooch/Dillard Houses

Residents should exit their suites using the most direct and appropriate route.
Assemble in the Gooch/Dillard quad.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Student Activities Building (SAB)

Faulkner Apartments

Residents should exit using the fastest and safest available route.

  • Hench
    Assemble in the parking lot to the west of the building.
  • Mitchell
    Assemble in the parking lot to the north of the building.
  • Younger
    Assemble in the entrance roadway south of the building.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: North Grounds Recreation Center

Hereford Residential College

Residents should exit using the fastest and safest available path.

  • Norris House
    Assemble on the grass area away from the building.
  • Whyburn House
    Assemble at the front entrance of Runk Hall.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Runk Green Room

International Residential College

  • Hoxton and Yen
    Residents should exit the East and West buildings by the nearest available exit. Assemble in the back Alumni Hall parking lot.
  • Munford and Gwathmey
    Residents should exit the buildings using the safest and most direct exit. All residents should assemble in the Alumni Hall front parking lot.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location for all IRC residents: Alumni Hall or Memorial Gym

Johnson & Weedon Houses

Residents should exit using the fastest and safest available path.

  • Johnson House
    Assemble in upper level parking lot.
  • Weedon House
    Assemble at the front entrance of Runk Hall.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Runk Green Room

Lambeth Field Apartments

Residents should exit their apartment using the most direct and safest available route. Assemble on Lambeth Field.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Lambeth Commons or U-Hall

Language Houses

Residents should exit using the most direct and safest available route.

Cross Monroe Lane and assemble in the area adjacent to the Elson Student Health Center.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: First floor of the house or South Lawn Commons

The Lawn & Range

Residents should exit their rooms and use the safest available route to proceed to the assembly location in front of the University Chapel.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: University Chapel

Malone House

Residents should exit using the fastest and safest available path. Assemble on the grass area away from the building.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Runk Green Room

McCormick Road Residence Area

All residents should exit the buildings using the fastest and safest available route.

If conditions permit, assemble in the McCormick Quad area away from buildings and roadways. If conditions require residents to move outside the McCormick Road area, gather on the Dell basketball courts.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Newcomb Hall Theater

Piedmont Apartments

All residents should exit the building and locate to the nearest open area that is at least 100 feet from the impacted building(s).

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Runk Green Room

Piedmont Ranch-Style Houses

All residents should exit the building and locate to the nearest open area that is at least 100 feet from the impacted building(s).

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Runk Green Room

Piedmont Split-Level Houses

All residents should exit the building and locate to the nearest open area that is at least 100 feet from the impacted building(s).

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Runk Green Room

Stadium Road Townhouses

All residents should exit the building and locate to the nearest open area that is at least 100 feet from the impacted building(s).

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Runk Green Room

University Gardens

All residents should exit the building and assemble in the playground area.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Lambeth Commons