A Shelter-In-Place warning may be issued for a variety of reasons ranging from sever weather, hazardous materials exposure, suspicious intruder, hostage situation or any situation when it is best to stay where you are to avoid any uncertainty outside. Everyone should understand the different threats and plan for all possibilities

Local authorities may not be able to provide information immediately  on what is happening and what you should do. However, everyone should be alert for instructions and updates as they become available.



-Keep Everyone Calm

-Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls.

- For SEVERE WEATHER basements generally provide the best protection. Otherwise, go into an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor possible.

-For INTRUDER, secure doors and seek concealment away from windows and doors. Turn lights off and close blinds if the room is so equipped.

-Account for all Faculty, Staff, Students, and Visitors as people arrive the shelter.

-Stay in the shelter location until the danger has passed.

- An "ALL CLEAR" message will be broadcast via the University Emergency Communication System when the danger has passed.