The key to a successful evacuation is planning. Each resident must familiarize themselves with their respective residential community’s evacuation plan.
Residents should also take the following tips:
Preparation for an Evacuation
Be prepared in advance to evacuate for a residential emergency:
- Ensure your room, or suite door is unobstructed, and you can easily exit in the event of an emergency.
- If you observe safety concerns in your residence hall that may prevent you from easily exiting during an emergency, place a work order using FIX-IT via the AccessUH portal. Follow up in a timely manner.
- Know at least two (2) exits other than the elevators
- Know campus emergency numbers 713-743-3333 or 911
- Participate in all fire drills and take them seriously
- Know your meeting place outside of your residential community
During an Emergency Evacuation
- Do not stand at various locations around the building. You are required to exit to the designated evacuation point(s) as directed by the building staff.
- If a fire alarm sounds everyone is required to evacuate the building
- Stop whatever you are doing
- Grab your personal possessions quickly
- If safe, take your Cougar Card and/or photo ID. You will be required to show this to the building staff upon reentry
- Do not take time to gather more things than you can quickly find
- DO NOT WAIT! Walk to the nearest exit and to the designated evacuation point
- If your nearest exit is blocked, move immediately to another exit
- Do not re-enter the building until authorized to do so by emergency personnel. Never assume an alarm is false.
Evacuation for Residents Needing Assistance Due to a Disability or Injury
If needing to evacuate the community:
- Call University of Houston Police Department (UHPD) 713-743-3333 or 911
- Report your name, location (room number or other areas of the building)
- If planning to go to an emergency exit/stairwell, give the exact location.
- Report your situation – What assistance do you require? (eg. Wheelchair use, breathing difficulties, blindness, etc.)
- Ask others as they leave the building to inform emergency responders of your name, location, and assistance needed.
Evacuation for Residents in Quarantine/Isolation
Residents in quarantine or isolation housing are required to evacuate in the event of a building emergency. During an evacuation, residents in quarantine/isolation must:
- Wear a face covering.
- If safe, remain 6 feet away from others.
- If safe, avoid touching high contact areas (door handles, etc.).
- Not travel on public transit.
- Maintain social distance (6 feet) from other residents after reaching the evacuation site.
Residents in quarantine or isolation may not evacuate for building emergency drills (example: fire drill). A Student Housing and Residential Life professional staff member will alert Q/I residents in advance if a drill is taking place. If the advance alert is not received, Q/I residents must evacuate.
- Only enter the building when you are authorized to do so by emergency personnel.
- Show your Cougar Card and/or photo ID to building staff as requested. If you do not have your Cougar Card and/or photo ID, the building staff will route you toward the main building entry point.
- If you do not have your Cougar Card and/or photo ID, you are required to enter via the main building entrance point only. Here, building staff will request your name and ensure you are either a resident. registered guest or authorized personnel.
Residential Life Coordinator
Cougar Village I
713.743.6823 or 713.743.6068
Cougar Village II
713.743.6847 or 713.743.6924
713.743.6051 or 713.743.6050
713.743.8583 or 713.743.5712
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MOODY TOWERS EVACUATION MAP
THE QUAD EVACUATION MAP