Personal Preparedness


Consider These Things Now:

  • Find out where the nearest shelters are likely to be located
  • Discuss your planning with friends/roommates/family members
  • Identify alternate meeting places in case of separation
  • Alert family members about your plans
  • Make arrangements for special needs
  • Store sufficient personal survival supplies
  • Store supplies to sustain you during location

After a Disaster:

  • Locate any missing friend/roommate/family member
  • Advise out-of-area family contact of your status
  • Use safety glasses, leather gloves, etc., when working
  • Exercise extreme caution when entering damaged buildings
  • Exercise extreme care with fire
  • Avoid electric appliances+ around water
  • Stay away from power lines
  • Check water and food before consumption
  • Monitor and obey directives from government and campus officials
  • If you have phone service, use it only for emergencies

Suggested Items for Relocation:

Bedding / Flashlights / Batteries / Toiletries / Games / Books /

Medications / Special dietary foods / Valuable papers /

Photographs / Contact lists / Photo ID / Pens and paper /

Personal hygiene supplies


Do not bring alcohol, drugs, or firearms to a relocation shelter.

Campus Safety Tips

  • Security is available to walk you to your vehicle.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the actions of people around you.
  • Report any suspicious activity or individuals to Security.
  • Do not enter into conversation with a suspicious individual.
  • Travel in groups of two or more at night.
  • Park in a well-lit lot.
  • Lock your car doors and keep your window rolled up.
  • Create a buddy system -- share your class schedule with family and friends.
  • When you leave campus, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back.
  • Walk in well-lit, heavily traveled area.
  • Don’t leave personal items such as coats, purses, or laptops unattended.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when using earbuds, headphones, and anything else that might distract your attention.