Special SPU Evacuation Protocols for COVID-19

Residential Building Evacuations

During a fire emergency, evacuation is the primary objective and social distancing is a secondary objective.  In the event of a fire alarm or other alert prompting a building evacuation, remember the following:

  • Students, faculty, and staff must immediately evacuate a building when the fire alarm sounds.
  • If possible, each person should wear a face covering while evacuating and should wear appropriate attire for extended exposure to weather.
  • Every person should maintain physical distancing as best as possible while evacuating, but do not let physical distancing delay your evacuation.
  • Once evacuated, move away from the building.
  • Assemble in a designated zone at your evacuation assembly area, and attempt to maintain at least six feet separation from other people.
  • Be aware of responding emergency vehicles so you do not block their access.
  • Follow RLC and RA instructions and respond to roll call.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer upon returning to your room.

Evacuating Students in Isolation and Quarantine

All students, even students in isolation or quarantine, should evacuate a building if the fire alarm sounds or if a faculty member, a staff member, or the SPU‐Alert System instructs building occupants to evacuate.  

Students in isolation who evacuate should try to stay separated from other building occupants who evacuate (e.g., if possible, a student in isolation who has a vehicle on campus can go to the vehicle until building reentry is permitted).

Students who are in quarantine should evacuate to designated zones at their evacuation assembly areas, as described below.  Zones are based on floors for non-suite halls and quarantined rooms and floors for suite-type halls and the Wesley apartments.

Evacuation Assembly Zones for Residential Buildings

Arnett Hall

Arnett Hall is a suite-style residence.  Residents are assigned to zones based on their floor and if they are in quarrantine.

  • Students in quarantine – evacuate to 6th Ave West across from the Safety and Security Office.  If multiple suites are in quarantine, residents of one suite should stay at least six feet apart from residents of other suites.
  • 2nd floor residents – evacuate to the Bertona Street sidewalk in front of Demaray Hall.
  • 3rd floor residents – evacuate to the 6th Ave West sidewalk, directly across from Arnett Hall and in front of Demaray Hall
  • 4th floor residents – evacuate to the 6th Ave West sidewalk, in front of Gwinn Commons.
  • 5th floor residents – evacuate to the parking lot between Demaray Hall and Gwinn Commons

Ashton Hall

Ashton Hall is a non-suite residence. Residents are assigned to a zone based on their floor.

  • 1st East — evacuate to W. Dravus Street, Zone B
  • 1st West — evacuate to  W. Dravus Street, Zone A
  • 2nd East  — evacuate to basketball court, Zone C
  • 2nd West — evacuate to basketball court, Zone D
  • 3rd East  — evacuate to basketball court, Zone E
  • 3rd  West — evacuate to basketball court, Zone F
  • 4th East – evacuate to the parking lot, aisle A East
  • 4th West  – evacuate to the parking lot, aisle A West
  • 5th East – evacuate to the parking lot, aisle B East
  • 5th West  – evacuate to the parking lot, aisle B West
  • 6th East – evacuate to the parking lot, aisle C East
  • 6th West – evacuate to the parking lot, aisle C West

Emerson Hall

Emerson Hall is a suite-style residence. Residents are assigned to a zone based on their floor and if they are in quarantine.

  • Students in quarantine – evacuate to the “upper” McKenna Parking Lot behind Emerson Hall.  If multiple suites are in quarantine, residents of one suite should stay at least six feet apart from residents of other suites.
  • 5th floor residents – evacuate to the McKenna Parking Lot (north side of Emerson Hall), aisle A.
  • 4th floor residents – evacuate to the McKenna Parking Lot (north side of Emerson Hall), aisle B.
  • 3rd floor residents – evacuate to the McKenna Parking Lot (north side of Emerson Hall), aisle C.
  • 2nd floor residents – evacuate to the McKenna Parking Lot (north side of Emerson Hall), aisle D.
  • 1st floor residents – evacuate to the McKenna Parking Lot (north side of Emerson Hall), aisle E.

Hill Hall

Hill Hall is a non-suite residence. Residents are assigned to a zone based on their floor.

  • 1st floor – evacuate to the 6th Ave. W. sidewalk in front of University Services.
  • 2nd floor – evacuate to the 6th Ave. W. sidewalk in front of 528 W. Dravus Street.
  • 3rd North – evacuate to the northside of Martin Square, outside circle
  • 3rd South—evacuate to northside of Martin Square, inside circle
  • 4th North—evacuate to southside of Martin Square, inside circle     
  • 4th South—evacuate to the eastside of Martin Square, outside circle
  • 5th North—evacuate to southwest side of Martin Square, outside circle, under Library overhang.
  • 5th South —evacuate to southeast side of Martin Square, outside circle, under Library overhang.
  • 6th floor – evacuate to the 6th Ave. W. sidewalk in front of Hill Hall and Hilford House.

Wesley Cremona

Wesley Cremona Apartrments are a suite-style residence. Residents are assigned to a zone based on their floor and if they are in quarrantine.

  • Students in quarantine – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot,  aisle A, southwest. If multiple suites are in quarantine, residents of one suite should stay at least six feet apart from residents of other suites.
  • 1st floor residents – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot, aisle C, south.
  • 2nd floor residents – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot, aisle C, north.
  • 3rd floor residents – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot, aisle F, south.
  • 4th floor residents – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot, aisle F, north.

Wesley Dravus

Wesley Dravus Apartments are a suite-style residence. Residents are assigned to a zone based on their floor and if they are in quarantine.

  • Students in quarantine – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot,  aisle A, southwest. If multiple suites are in quarantine, residents of one suite should stay at least six feet apart from residents of other suites.
  • 1st floor residents – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot, aisle B, south.
  • 2nd floor residents – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot, aisle B, north.
  • 3rd floor residents – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot, aisle G, south.
  • 4th floor residents – evacuate to the Ross Parking Lot, aisle G, north.

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