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Evacuation of any campus building may be ordered due to fire, structural damage, or any other hazard recognized by an authorized University employee or emergency responder. Generally, evacuation will be ordered through public announcement, emergency notification, or in activation of the fire alarm.

State law mandates that all persons not responding to the emergency evacuate the building when an alarm sounds.

Evacuation Procedures

Upon the sounding of a fire alarm or other evacuation order, all persons are to gather their belongings (if it is safe to do so) and proceed, in an orderly manner, to the nearest emergency exit. If you encounter a closed fire door, turn around and proceed to the marked exit. Do not use elevators.

If you are unable to self-evacuate due to injury, disability, or other functional need, proceed to the nearest exit or stairwell, if possible, and call 911 to advise University Police of your location and need for assistance. Wait as long as it is safe to do so. If you are able to evacuate but are aware of the location of someone else unable to evacuate, notify an emergency responder when you are clear of the building or call 911.

Evacuate at least 50 feet from the building. If you see smoke or flame or are aware of a threat within the building, evacuate at least 100 feet from the building.

Assembly Areas

The University has designated assembly areas throughout the University where evacuees are to gather during a building evacuation. Common assembly areas allow for the consistent provision of medical care if necessary, accounting for persons, and consistent dissemination of information.

Each building is designated a primary and a secondary assembly area. Proceed to the primary area closest to the exit you used or to the area designated by your class (for students) or departments (employees).

Assembly Areas by Building
BuildingPrimary Evacuation LocationSecondary Evacuation Location
Salazar HallLawn north and Alumni Amphitheatre south 

North: Lawn north of Wine Spectator Learning Center and International Hall

South: Lawn south of Ives Hall

Stevenson HallLawn north and lawn south between Stevenson and Darwin

North: Lawn north of Wine Spectator Learning Center and International Hall 

South: Lawn north and Alumni Amphitheatre south 

Darwin HallLawn north and Alumni Amphitheatre southeast

North: Lawn north of Salazar Hall

South: Lawn south of Ives Hall

Schulz Information Center / LibraryLawn east between Stevenson and Darwin and lawn southwest 

North: Lawn north of Salazar Hall

South: Lawn south of Parking Lot D

Art BuildingLawn southwest Lawn north of Wine Spectator Learning Center and International Hall 
Children's School Lawn northLawn east of Children's School
Carson HallLawn north Lawn southeast in front of Stevenson Hall
Nichols HallLawn eastLawn north of Wine Spectator Learning Center and International Hall 
Student Health CenterLawn east between Stevenson and DarwinLawn north of Salazar Hall
Recreation CenterLawn eastLawn south of Ives Hall
Student CenterLawn eastLawn south of Ives Hall
Ives HallLawn west and lawn eastLawn south of Person Theater
Person TheaterLawn southLawn south of Ives Hall
PE / Field HouseLawn east / lawn west / lawn east on Juniper Lane

Northeast: Athletic fields south from Tennis Courts

Southeast: Athletic fields south from Tennis Courts

West: Lawn north of Salazar Hall

Facilities Services/ Building 49 / Baseball Clubhouse / Anthropological Studies CenterWest of Facilities Corp YardLawn north of Pool
Green Music CenterSouth east in drop off laneN/A
Residential Community Villages Cabernet and ZinfandelLawn west of Children's SchoolParking Lot A
Residential Community Village VerdotLawn southwest of Schulz Information CenterLawn south of  Parking Lot D
Residential Community Village SauvignonLawn south of  Parking Lot DLawn southwest of Schulz Information Center
Residential Community Villages Beaujolais and TuscanyBeaujolais lawn east of Alsace and west of MedocAthletic fields south from Tennis Courts

Evacuation Map for SSU is available. Please contact Emergency Services with any questions. 

All Clear

Do not reenter a building following an evacuation until an emergency responder or University Official has issued the "all clear." Even when a fire alarm is no longer sounding, it may not be safe to reenter the building. If you are unsure, you can contact an emergency responder or call University Police at (707) 664-4444 for more information.