Plan for calm, quick evacuation


Building Evacuation

Learn more about building evacuations and how to prepare for them.

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If an emergency event arises that warrants the evacuation of your campus, do you know where you will go? How will you get there? While a complete campus evacuation is highly unlikely, the possibility still exists. For example, a large hurricane could strike your location and evacuating the area might be the best response to protect lives. You will be able to respond best during a crisis if you prepare for it in advance.

Campus Evacuation Planning Considerations

Assembly Point
  • If you have to leave campus, where is the primary destination you will evacuate to?
  • If that location is compromised or unavailable, what is your secondary evacuation point?
  • Do you have a car?
  • Will you call for a ride?
  • Do you need public transportation?
  • What route will you travel to your evacuation point?
  • If the path becomes obstructed, how else can you get there?
  • Who will you contact?
  • How will you contact them?

Follow the instructions you receive from the UConnALERT. This is how you will be notified of the evacuation orders. Sign up for UConn Emergency Alerts here. It is essential to ensure you are properly notified of an emergency situation.

Planning Templates

Check out the planning templates that the Office of Emergency Management has created to help facilitate your emergency planning:

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