Safety on Campus

Hurricane Procedures

Upon announcement by the U.S. Weather Bureau that a hurricane warning status has been declared, the Director of Housing or Director of Residential Life will be notified and will relay weather information to the department staff and residents.

If residents are leaving the residence halls prior to a storm, each resident must fill out a Housing Hurricane Release form and drop it off at the Office of Residential Life and Housing or your Resident Advisor.

Preparation Before the Hurricane Strikes
Procedures During the Hurricane

For your personal protection and welfare, we ask that you follow this list of instructions:

  1. Students may be required to relocate to another hall during the time of a hurricane. They will be required to stay in the designated area until released by the Director of Housing or Director of Residential Life or designee.
  2. It is essential that all residents stay indoors throughout the entire hurricane. Residents must not leave their living units until directed to do so by the residence hall staff.
  3. During the peak of the storm, for maximum protection, it is suggested that residents close room or bedroom doors and remain in the hallways.
  4. Students should remain away from danger areas, such as glass windows and doors in the lobby areas of the halls or the living rooms of the apartments.
  5. Do not attempt to open windows or doors to see what is happening outside.
  6. Report all accidents, injuries, broken windows, or excessive water to the Residential Life and Housing staff to report to Physical Plant or Public Safety.
  7. Telephone calls should be made only in cases of emergency, such as those mentioned in item #4.

If everyone remains calm, stays inside, and observes the above instructions, and precautions, this minimizes danger. If anyone has any questions, please contact the Residence Life and Housing Staff or Public Safety. Students should have their radios tuned to a local station for storm advisories and general information. Close window tight and lock. Please stay indoors during the hurricane. This is for your protection.

In all cases of emergencies, evaluate the situation and be prepared in a calm and confident manner to:

Procedures After the Hurricane