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Emergency Preparation

General Information

If a natural disaster or emergency event occurs, whether on campus or at home, here are some tips to follow:

  • Stay indoors whenever possible. Do not drive unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Conserve energy. Shut off all unnecessary lights and appliances.
  • Pay attention to television or radio announcements, as they may provide useful updates or instructions.
  • Remain calm and follow the directions of any local emergency management personnel.
  • Make sure you have plenty of water and non-perishable food on hand.

For Residential Students, Faculty, or Staff Members

  • Check your email and voice mail for updates regarding the event/situation, and schedules for possible outages or disruptions in service.
  • Pay attention to directions from Campus Police or other administrative personnel.
  • Maintain contact with Residential and Community Development staff members for information regarding residence halls.
  • Shut off all thermostats (if residing in the Townhouse Clusters).
  • Keep your cellular phone charged (if you have one) for use in the event of a disruption in wire-based telephone service.
  • Do not drive or leave campus unless instructed to do so.
  • Stay indoors unless it becomes necessary to leave or you are instructed to do so.

For Non-Essential Faculty or Staff Members, or Commuter Student:

  • Check your email and voice mail for updates regarding the event/situation, and possible closings or delays in The College’s operating schedule.
  • If a state of emergency is declared, remain indoors. Do not drive.
  • Call The College’s emergency information hotline, (609) 637-6000, if you do not have access to your voice mail or email.