Shelter-in-place means to seek immediate shelter inside a building. This action may be taken during a release of hazardous materials to the outside air, a tsunami or other emergency. For shelter-in-place due to violence in progress, see the tab “Crime in Progress” or “Active Shooter.”

If you are ever advised to shelter-in-place:

  1. Isolate yourself as much as possible from the external environment.
  2. Shut all doors and windows.
  3. Seal cracks around doors and windows as best as possible (e.g., with
  4. Notify Police of your status at 911 (or 9-911 from a campus phone).
  5. Monitor all available communications.

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