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Fire

  1. Evacuate immediately.
  2. Assist anyone in need.
  3. Do NOT use elevators.
  4. If applicable, pull fire alarm on your way out.
  5. Call 911.
  6. If trapped, keep door closed and seal base; open window to signal for help.

The Resident Handbook contains policies and guidelines pertaining to fire.

Residents are not permitted to return to the building until the all clear signal has been given by staff.

Residents may not remove the batteries from smoke detectors. Residents should notify the Area Office immediately if smoke detector batteries need to be replaced.

University Housing will conduct fire evacuation drills in the Residence Halls. Residents are required to evacuate the building immediately whenever a fire alarm sounds, whether it is a drill or an actual fire. Failure to evacuate will result in disciplinary action.