Residence Education and Housing Services

Tornado

When severe weather happens, students are encouraged to watch TV or listen to the radio for important weather alerts and warnings. In addition, residents are advised to:

    • Stay away from windows and glass as much as possible.
    • Move to the severe weather shelter or an interior hall free of windows.
    • Shut room door.
    • Do not use elevators. Do not pull the fire alarm.
    • Crouch with your knees on the floor, cover your head with your hands, and bend forward until your chin touches your knees.
    • Remain in shelter until the warning has been cancelled or the tornado has passed.

The following are Tornado Severe Weather Locations for Residence Halls:

East McNair
Ground, 1, 2 – Remain in hallway with the doors shut.
Floor 3 evacuate to ground floor hallway.
Floor 4 evacuate to first floor hallway.
Floor 5 evacuate to second floor hallway.

West McNair
1 & 2 - Go to first floor interior hallways.

East and North Wads
Ground, 1, & 2 – Remain in hallway, away from lounges, shut doors.
Floor 3 – Evacuate to ground floor hallway away from lounges.
Floor 4 – Evacuate to first floor hallway away from lounges.
Floor 5 – Evacuate to second floor hallway away from lounges.

West Wads
Ground, 1, & 2 – Remain in hallway away from lounges and windows, shut doors.
Floors 3 & 4 – Evacuate to first floor near guest rooms.
Floor 5 – Evacuate to second floor away from lounges.

DHH
Floor 1- Remain in hallway with doors shut.
Floors 2 & 3 – Evacuate to ground floor laundry and game room.

Hillside
Floor 1, 2, & 3- Remain in hallway with doors shut.
Floors 4, 5, & 6 – Evacuation to floors 1, 2, or 3.