Beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, the SU Department of Public Safety will be conducting evacuation drills in all academic and administrative buildings. In an effort to minimize class disruption, the majority of these drills will be held during the final five minutes of class periods. Because social distancing may not be possible during a building evacuation, all employees, students, contractors and visitors are required to wear an approved facemask prior to exiting and/or re-entering the building. Once outside, University Police will conduct a brief informational session on the University’s Run, Hide, Fight Procedures. Please ensure that no occupants re-enter the building until told to do so by University Police.

Upon sounding of a fire alarm, all building occupants (students, faculty, and staff) are to evacuate the building as quickly as possible following the procedures listed below:

  • If time and conditions permit, close all doors and windows (do not lock doors, unless for security purposes).
  • In an effort to maintain social distancing, use the nearest available exit. Exits may not be ones you are used to using on a daily basis. All participants are responsible for familiarizing themselves with their nearest exit prior to drill. Contact your Building Coordinator if you have questions regarding building exits.
  • When on floors above ground level, always use stairways to exit the building (DO NOT USE ELEVATORS).
  • Maintain social distancing once outside, DO NOT congregate around exterior doors, or on sidewalks and roadways.
  • Do not re‑enter the building under any circumstances, even if the alarm has ceased ringing, until directed to do so by University Police.
  • Disabled students should be directed to the nearest stair tower until after the drill is over. Building Coordinators and/or Faculty members should remain with the student.

All faculty and supervisory personnel are responsible for enforcing these procedures. In addition, they should make a cursory examination of the building and its accessible areas (e.g., in classrooms, labs, offices, restrooms, etc.) to ensure that all persons have been evacuated safely.

Below is the schedule of fire drills for all academic and administrative buildings for the fall semester. Exact times have been omitted to ensure an element of surprise. Please make this information available to all employees.

Anyone with questions or desiring additional information should contact the Department of Public Safety. All schedules are final, please plan accordingly to ensure minimal classroom disruptions.

Academic and Administrative Buildings Fire Drill Schedule – September 2021

Monday, September 20

Interfaith Chapel                     Morning

Wright Hall                                Morning

Shippen Hall                              Afternoon

Rowland/Shearer                    Afternoon

Seth Grove Stadium               Afternoon


Tuesday, September 21

Franklin Science                      Morning

Memorial Aud.                        Morning

Heiges Field House                 Morning

Lehman Library                        Afternoon

ShipRec                                       Afternoon


Wednesday, September 22

CUB                                              Morning

Gilbert Hall                                 Morning

DHC/MCT                                  Afternoon

Old Main                                    Afternoon

Reisner Dining Hall                  Afternoon


Thursday, September 23

Henderson Gym                      Morning

Kriner Dining Hall                     Morning

Stewart Hall                              Morning

Reed Operations                     Afternoon

Conference Center                  Afternoon


Friday, September 23

Horton Hall                                Morning

Grove Hall                                  Morning

Huber Arts Center                    Afternoon

LPAC                                            Afternoon

Hoffman Mills                          Afternoon