Where to go in an Emergency

When there is an emergency, there are two immediate options for protecting life and well-being. The first is “Evacuation” and the second is “Shelter in Place.”

“Evacuation” means leaving the location of the hazard. This may involve exiting a room or building, or leaving campus, depending on the nature of the emergency. Evacuation maps are posted in each campus room and supervisors are responsible for informing employees of the evacuation plan for the building. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the evacuation plan posted in each classroom.

In the event of an emergency, these procedures should be followed when evacuating the building. Be aware of all the marked exits from your area and building. An emergency evacuation plan showing the building floor plan and how to get out is posted in all occupied spaces.

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Close doors and windows in your area as you exit, if safe to do so.
  3. Assist those with special needs to areas of refuge (i.e. stairwell landings) and close the fire door. Ask for their name.
  4. Walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and advise others to do the same. Do not use the elevators.
  5. Proceed to the designated regrouping area.
  6. Report the name and location of individuals waiting for assistance in Areas of refuge to Fire/Police/Security officials.
  7. Do not reenter the building.
  8. Keep all walkways and roadways clear for emergency vehicles.

Augusta Regrouping Areas

Building Regrouping Area
Jewett Hall Bennett D. Katz Library Lobby
Bennett D. Katz Library Jewett Hall Auditorium
Michael Klahr Center Jewett Hall Auditorium
Randall Student Center Bennett D. Katz Library Lobby
Fine Arts Building Jewett Hall Auditorium
Arts Building Jewett Hall Auditorium
Modular Bldg I and II Jewett Hall Auditorium
Mail Room Farmhouse
Photography Mod Farmhouse
Alumni Center Farmhouse
Robinson Hall Farmhouse
Stoddard House Farmhouse
Augusta Civic Center Farmhouse
Farmhouse Alumni Center
Ceramics Studio (Pottery Shop) Farmhouse
Handley Hall Rhines Hill Parking Lot

Bangor Regrouping Areas

Building Regrouping Area
Acadia Hall College Center Lobby
College Center Eastport Hall Huskins Lounge
Eastport Hall Belfast Hall Nottage Library
Belfast Hall Eastport Hall Huskins Lounge
Lewiston Hall Belfast Hall Nottage Library
Lincoln Hall Camden Hall
Bangor Hall Fitness Center
Camden Hall Fitness Center
Fitness Center Belfast Hall Nottage Library

“Shelter in Place” means going to and remaining in a building, away from the threat. The Shelter in Place notification could be used in situations such as a Hazardous materials spill near or on Campus, or an active shooter on campus.

If directed to shelter in place:

  1. If outdoors, go inside and into a room.
  2. Close and lock the door (if possible).
  3. Close and lock all windows.
  4. Stay out of window and door openings.
  5. Turn off fans/air conditioners.
  6. Remain calm and quiet.
  7. Do not unlock doors or windows and do not exit, until directed by a public safety officer or university official.