10:30 – 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

The Lockdown Drill is designed to simulate the presence of a hostile intruder.

During a lockdown, you should:

  • Find a space with a lockable door and lock it
  • Turn off lights
  • Cover the windows as well as possible
  • Silence all audio devices such as cell phones
  • Quietly form a plan to attack an intruder who enters your space with hostile intent

During the lockdown drill, expect exterior doors to automatically lock, and for staff to be checking areas for drill compliance and mechanical systems operation. If you are outside a building when the locks engage, you may have to wait up to 15 minutes for staff members to do their jobs before the buildings reopen.

In an effort to minimize disruption, the drill will last no more than 30 minutes. Your participation is encouraged. This is an opportunity for the entire campus community to practice procedures and learn the expectations of a lockdown. An “all clear” message will signal the end of the drill just as it would in an actual incident.