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Evacuation Info

General Evacuation Procedures

Evacuation is only necessary when emergency personnel determine that a particular building or area cannot be safely occupied.

  • Remain as calm as possible, do not rush or panic
  • Gather your keys, medication and valuables if it is safe to do so
  • Close, but do not lock, your office door and window if it is safe to do so
  • Use the nearest safe stairs (do not use the elevator) and proceed to the nearest exit
  • Test closed doors for heat and/or fire by touching the door with the back of your hand; do not proceed if hot
  • Proceed calmly and safely to the designated Emergency Assembly Area (EAA)
  • Follow instructions from emergency responders
  • Do not re-enter building until you are instructed to do so

Regional Evacuations

In a major emergency, such as a wildfire or widespread hazardous materials release, certain regions of the campus — or the entire campus — may be evacuated. The UC Merced Police Department will implement evacuations.

A variety of emergency notification methods will be used to communicate evacuation orders and provide direction to the safest evacuation route.