In the event of a hazardous material alert, armed intruder, dangerous situation, or any other situation deemed necessary, UMUC properties will direct all personnel to shelter-in-place. This is a precaution aimed to keep everyone safe while remaining indoors. Please refer to active shooter procedures for specific steps to take in the event of an armed or dangerous individual.
Shelter-in-place means selecting a small, interior room if possible, with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. If you are instructed to shelter-in-place, follow these instructions:
UMUC will receive information from a variety of sources to include Emergency Alert Radios, located at designated campuses; news and media outlets; and the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety Early Warning Siren.
The campus community will be informed to shelter-in-place via the Emergency Text Alert System (MyAlerts), PA Systems, broadcast email, or via specific alert systems used by the specific campus or worldwide location.
Faculty, staff, and students outside of the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area or those that work, take classes, or seek counseling services at locations not owned or managed by UMUC are urged to sign up for the local institution, local government, or military installation’s emergency notification system. Please contact UMUC Security or view worldwide emergency contacts for information.