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.


  • UConn’s Fire Department Special Medical Conditions Pre-Planning Guideline
    Frequently there are several students embedded in the University community that have rare or unique medical conditions, some which may require special treatment. As the primary emergency medical services responder, UCFD is frequently notified by the student or Student Health Services of the condition(s). UCFD is also the primary point of contact between the University, the advanced life support (ALS) provider, and occasionally the area emergency departments. This guideline outlines the procedures for obtaining student information, distributing the medical information to appropriate responders, ensuring the security and privacy of the information which is obtained or distributed, and properly purging the information once the individual is no longer a student.
  • Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection
    The DEMHS Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is headed by the State Emergency Management Director, who is supported by the DEMHS legal advisor, DEMHS Public Information Officer (PIO), an Administrative Assistant, a Planning Manager, an Operations Manager, Training and Exercise Manager, a Field Coordination Unit Manager, and a Strategic Planning and Community Preparedness Unit Manager. The Director serves as state liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • Disaster Planning Organizations and Government Agencies
    Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities has been designed to help people who have physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive disabilities to prepare for natural disasters and their consequences.
  • Office of Emergency Management
    UConn’s OEM is committed to campus safety and works to ensure that the entire UConn community is prepared for an emergency. OEM is part of the Division of Public Safety and works with the Division and entire campus community to coordinate emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities.