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Evacuation Routes & Assembly Points

Responsibilities of Residents:

Residents are defined as students, guests, faculty/staff who reside in Housing & Residence Life owned properties.

EVACUATION IS THE ONLY RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESIDENTS.

All residents must remain calm, move quickly (no running) and remain out of the way of emergency personnel and associated equipment. When exiting the building and proceeding to the pre-planned assembly area, remain at least 20 feet away from the building walls and overhangs.

Facility 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; crawl if necessary
  • Place a cloth, wet if possible, over your mouth/nose to serve as a filter.
  • Place clothing/towels, wet if possible, around your doors to block smoke from entering your room.
  • Use your phone to inform the fire department of your location. If the phone is not working signal for help from a window. Use a towel, clothing, sign, etc.

Post-Evacuation Recovery:

In some situations (flood, fire, etc.) it may take some time before buildings are ready to be re-occupied, and after the initial evacuation and assembly you may be asked to move to a temporary indoor location to await further communications. All residents 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 lotfront entrance side of Ern Commons (facing towards the stadium).
    Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Ern Commons

  • Cauthen, Fitzhugh, Tuttle-Dunnington, Shannon and Woody:
    Assemble in the grassy area between Shannon & Tuttle-Dunnington.
    Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Ern Commons
Bice House

Always use 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, 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 move out the back door and to the end of the lot toward the railroad.
All residents 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 the Newcomb Plaza.
  • Mallet, Long, Smith and Davis - assemble by the Monroe Hill outdoor elevator.
Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor/Ballroom

Copeley 3&4 Apartments

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

Gooch/Dillard

Residents should exit their suites using the most direct and appropriate route.
Assemble in the Runk Dining Aall plaza between Hereford and Gooch-Dillard.

Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: Runk Green Room

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 Lewis - Residents exit the East and West buildings by the nearest available exit. Assemble in the back Alumni Hall parking lot.
  • Munford - All residents should assemble in the front Alumni Hall parking lot.
    • Rooms 102-106: Leave by the exit door immediately off the corridor and walk across the driveway to the Alumni Hall parking lot.
    • Rooms 232-238, 260-269: Leave by the south exit door on the corridor and exit through the emergency door on the first floor. Please walk on the right side of the stairway.
    • Rooms 239-259: Leave by the north exit door on the corridor; go down the steps and exit by the north emergency door on the first floor. Please walk on the right side of the stairway.
    • Rooms 332-338, 360-369: Leave by the south exit door on the corridor and exit through the south emergency door on the first floor. Please walk on the left side of the stairway.
    • Rooms 339-359: Leave by the north exit door on the third floor; go down the steps and exit by the north emergency door on the first floor. Please walk on the left side of the stairway.
  • Gwathmey
    • Residents on the east side (nearest Emmet Street) of main stairwell (first, second and third floors) should move out of the building via the Fire Exit adjacent to the breezeway. Assemble on the grass area overlooking Emmet Street.
    • Residents on the west side of the main stairwell (first, second, and third floors) should move out of the building via the front door. Assemble in the front Alumni Hall parking lot.
Post-Evacuation Recovery Location for all IRC residents: Alumni Hall or Memorial Gym

Johnson, Malone and Weedon

Residents should exit using the fastest and safest available path.

  • Johnson House - assemble in upper level parking lot.
  • Malone House - assemble on the grass area away from the building.
  • 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

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

Language Houses

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

  • French, Spanish and Shea Houses - cross Monroe Lane and assemble in the area adjacent to the Elson Student Health Center.
  • Russian House - assemble in the grass area in front of Munford House in the IRC.
Post-Evacuation Recovery Location: House First Floor or Jordan Hall for French, Spanish and Shea Houses; Alumni Hall or Memorial Gym for Russian House

McCormick Road Residence Area

All residents 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