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Shelter-In-Place Locations

During a tornado or other severe weather, residents will be instructed to take shelter in designated locations within the building rather than evacuating. After moving to the designated location, remain close to the ground until the Shelter-In-Place warning is cleared.

Alderman Road Residence Area
  • Balz-Dobie, Kellogg, Lile-Maupin, Shannon, Tuttle-Dunnington, Watson-Webb and Woody: Residents should shelter in their hallways with all room doors closed. Cluster towards the middle of the hallway and sit on the floor away from the windows at the end of the hallways. Face away from windows.
  • Cauthen: Residents should move quickly to the 1st floor of Cauthen. Close all doors and shelter in the computer lab, hallways, bathrooms, or laundry room (all rooms with no windows).
  • Fitzhugh: Residents should shelter in the bathrooms within their suites, with the bathroom doors closed.
Bice House

Remain away from windows and do not use the elevators.

  • If it is safe, residents should move to the basement using the internal stairwells. Residents should close all apartment doors.
  • If residents are unable to get to the basement level, they should navigate to the lowest floor possible (avoid the first floor due to excessive glass) using the stairs.
  • Residents can also shelter in the stairwells.
Brown Residential College

All residents should shelter in the tunnel hallways. Cluster towards the middle of the tunnels and sit on the floor away from any windows or openings.

Copeley 3&4 Apartments

Residents should remain in their apartments and move into a bathroom that has no windows.

Gooch/Dillard

Residents should shelter in the bathrooms within their suites and close the bathroom door.

Faulkner Apartments

Residents should remain in their apartments with all windows and doors closed. Move away from windows towards the center of the apartment.

Hereford Residential College

Residents should quickly move to the lowest floor of their building that they can safely reach without going outside. In Whyburn and Norris, this is the basement floor.

Shelter in hallways with all room doors closed. Cluster towards the middle of the hallway and sit on the floor.

International Residential College
  • Hoxton: Residents should remain in their rooms and move into the bathroom.
  • Lewis: First floor residents should go to the kitchen; all others should remain in their rooms and move into the bathroom.
  • Munford: Residents should gather at the north end of the building and close as many doors as possible, or stay between arches in front of the Senior Resident apartment. Stay away from windows.
  • Gwathmey: Residents should close all room doors and move to the east end of the first floor near the "mousetrap". Stay away from windows.
Johnson, Malone and Weedon

Residents should quickly move to the lowest floor of their building that they can safely reach without going outside. In Johnson this is the basement floor. In Weedon and Malone, this is the first floor.

Shelter in hallways with all room doors closed. Cluster towards the middle of the hallway and sit on the floor.

Lambeth Field Apartments

Residents should remain in their apartments and move into the bathroom.

Language Houses
  • French House: Go to the carpeted area in the basement, use internal stairwells to get to the lowest floor possible. Stay away from windows.
  • Russian House: Go to the basement, close the three basement doors. Stay away from windows.
  • Shea House: Go to the basement, shut all doors to rooms. Use the laundry room and stairwells for overflow.
  • Spanish House: Go to the common space for the first floor suite, close doors. Basement residents remain in basement hallway.
Lawn & Range

If the threat is imminent, residents should shelter in the wardrobe closet in their rooms until the Shelter-In-Place warning is cleared.

If it is safe for residents to move to a location other than their room, they should seek shelter in one of the Pavilions or the Rotunda, but only if they are certain they will be able to gain access to one of these locations after leaving their room.

McCormick Road Residence Area

Residents should move quickly to the ground floor level hallways and restrooms. Close all individual room and external doors.