Evacuation drills for on campus housing, Sept. 26-29

UC Santa Cruz’s Fire and Safety Prevention office will be conducting housing evacuation drills for the campus housing population within the first 10 academic school days, in alignment with requirements from the California Fire Code and the Clery Act. 

Evacuation drills will be conducted between Sept. 26-29, 2022. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, evacuation drills will be taking place at College Nine, John R. Lewis College, Rachel Carson College, and Oakes College. 

Building occupants are required by law to evacuate the building when the fire alarm sounds or when directed to do so by emergency responders. 

Here are some instructions for how to navigate the evacuation drills: 

  • Upon the sounding of a fire alarm or other evacuation alarm, all building occupants shall immediately leave the building and proceed to the area indicated on the posted evacuation directions. Occupants will only be allowed to return when the building has been declared safe by emergency responders.
  • When Evacuating Your Building or Work Area:
    • Stay calm. Do not rush or panic.
    • Safely stop your work.
    • Gather your personal belongings if it is safe to do so. Take prescription medications, keys, purse, glasses, etc. with you if at all possible as it may be hours before you are allowed back into the building.
    • If safe, close your office door and window, but do not lock them.
    • Use the nearest safe stairs and proceed to the nearest exit. Do not use the elevator.
    • Proceed to the designated evacuation meeting point.
    • Wait for instructions from emergency responders.
    • Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so by emergency responders.

Additional evacuation procedures can be found here.