Plan & Procedures

Emergency Procedures

In an emergency situation

  • Key emergency personnel are asked to report to campus.
  • Contingency plans are in place for resident students whose homes are at a distance, and these will be communicated to students as appropriate.
  • Decisions made during a crisis will vary depending on the nature of the event.
  • Key emergency personnel will tell you what to do for your safety and well-being.

What You Can Do 

Following these simple steps can help you stay safe during an emergency

  • Keep your Photo ID with you at all times. 
  • Develop and review emergency plans in your office/residence.
  • Provide emergency contact information to those who would need it.
  • Know what you would do in a crisis and be prepared to help others.
  • Keep the gas tank full if you have a car.
  • Store a personal emergency kit in your office, residence or car.
  • Report suspicious activities to the UC Merced Police Department at 209-228-2677 (CAT-COPS) or 911.
  • Avoid passing on rumors, report all information to UCM Police.
  • When asked to evacuate your office or residence, take your wallet, car keys, Cat Card, and medications
  • Comply quickly and calmly with instructions from emergency responders including police, fire safety coordinators.
  • Establish a phone tree in your department to relay important emergency information.

Planning Documentation