Be Prepared.

Being prepared is critical, especially when an emergency or disaster arises. Staying well informed about potential situations is an important part of making sure that you are safe and supported in emergencies. The following resources offer information on the most relevant kinds of hazards that may occur near our campus, as well as how you can prepare for them.

Stay Informed.

Know what disasters could affect your area, resulting in evacuation or shelter-in-place orders.

Make a Plan.

While the College has a comprehensive plan for campus emergencies, every student and their families should have a personal plan. You and your loved ones may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it is important to put a plan in place ahead of time.

For information about making a personal plan with your family, visit and the Red Cross Make a Plan web page.

What to Do After a Disaster

Following a disaster, it is important to let your family and friends know that you are okay. The American Red Cross has established a Contact and Locate website that  we will use if a significant emergency or disaster impacts our campus. Everyone will be encouraged to go to the website to report their status. The information you can post includes:

  • Your name
  • Whether you are safe
  • Your location
  • Contact information
  • A custom message

Family and friends will be directed to the Safe and Well website and will be able to search for you based on the information you provide. Please note that phone lines may be busy or unavailable after a significant event, and our resources will be directed toward response and recovery efforts. As such, we will not be able to provide individual status updates.