Emergency Evacuation

The University Residence Hall Evacuation Plan has been developed in cooperation with the University Fire Department, Department of Residential Life and the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) in order to maximize the safety of all students. All of the campus residence halls have been updated to comply with fire safety regulations and sprinkler systems are operational in all of the units. For individuals who have difficulty evacuating a residence hall independently, we recommend selecting a lower floor room.

Each semester, the CSD maintains a confidential list of students with mobility disabilities who may need assistance with evacuation. The list contains students’ names and their room assignments. This list is shared with the Police Department, Fire Department, Complex Managers, and Hall Directors, so that in the event of a fire, they know where students are assigned. We also encourage students to work with their Resident Assistant (RA) to identify emergency exits and usable circulation paths.