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Evacuation Procedures

Call Campus Police at 412.396.2677

Read full definition of Evacuation.

Evacuation of the University will generally fall into two categories:

  • Limited evacuation of a building or designated area.
  • General evacuation of the entire campus.

In general, you should plan ahead for possible evacuations. Know evacuation routes from your office or classroom and the campus.

  • If the fire alarm is activated, leave the building immediately. DO NOT assume it is a false alarm.
  • DO NOT return for personal items.
  • DO NOT go into the restrooms.
  • DO NOT use the elevators.
  • Direct visitors or anyone needing assistance to stairwells and exits.
  • When you are outside, check in with your floor marshal, supervisor or instructor so everyone can be accounted for.
  • Make sure you have your Duquesne University identification card with you.

General evacuation

If the entire campus is evacuated:

  • Faculty and staff should return to their homes or other safe destinations unless told otherwise.
  • Students who can provide their own transportation should leave the campus and return home or to another safe destination unless told to do otherwise.