Department ofEnvironmental, Health, Safety & Emergency Programs

Campus Evacuation

PLU may initiate a full or partial campus evacuation when it is either unsafe for students, guests, or employees to remain on site or basic services, such as sewer or power, cannot be provided over an extended period of time. PLU will also follow evacuation orders initiated by local response agencies.

Be prepared to evacuate. Take clothing, food, water, flashlight, and a first aid kit with you. Do not return until directed to do so by a recognized authority.


Tell the resident assistant or emergency building coordinator where you are going before you leave.

orange sign


PLU may designate a reunification site for students and employees to meet family members after there has been a campus evacuation. The site location will depend on the scope of the incident that has caused the campus evacuation. See Notification and Information Resources section to learn how you can get reunification information.