Evacuations

General Information

  • Salisbury University Police is a full-time agency responsible for all law enforcement activities. It employs an administrator, officers of rank, dispatchers, patrol persons, and student monitors. University Police utilizes vehicles, radios, protective gear and emergency medical equipment. They are trained in required police activities. University Police officers provide first response to most emergencies.
  • Public Relations, under the guidance of University Police, will prepare instructions for people who must evacuate from high-risk areas. These instructions will include identification of all centrally located staging areas and pickup points for evacuees who are without private automobiles or other means of evacuation.
  • The selection of specific evacuation routes will be based on the extent of the evacuation required, weather, road conditions, and other pertinent factors. Highways and local streets that could be main routes of transportation for the University campus are U.S. Route 13, College Avenue, Camden Avenue, Dogwood Drive, Bateman Street, S. Division Street and Milford Street.
  • A shelter-in-place will be the PRIMARY tactic used on the campus due to the large population. Determination of congregate care requirements and facilities to be used for shelters for evacuees will be made in cooperation with the Emergency Operations Center and the Red Cross.
  • The director of Student Health Services will have primary responsibility for assisting impaired persons including the elderly, mobility-impaired and other individuals unable to evacuate themselves.
  • University Police and/or volunteers obtained through the Emergency Operations Center will establish and staff any traffic control points that are considered necessary. They will also maintain access control and security for the evacuated areas.
  • Physical Plant and local public works workers will oversee the removal of debris, obstructions, or roadway impediments, including stalled vehicles so that evacuation routes remain open.
  • In consultation with the Maryland Department of the Environment and the University environmental safety manager, hazardous materials specialists will determine when evacuees can safely return to their residences.

Evacuation Plans

Designated Safe Zones

*On-call Residence Life professional will bring five building master cards to the scene for safety officials.
*Print new rosters following every drill for updated information.

Chesapeake Hall
A-D Apartments: Red Square
E-H Apartments: RT 13 parking lot (last row)

Wicomico Hall
1st Floor: Henson Hall lawn
2nd-3rd Floors: Quad near Nanticoke Hall

Severn Hall
A-C Clusters: Commons Building grass
B-D Clusters: Area behind Chester Hall

St. Martin Hall
NE: Courtyard closest to Chesapeake Hall
S-SW: Red Square

Pocomoke Hall
1st Floor: Center of Quad
2nd-3rd Floors – Devilbiss parking lot

Manokin Hall
1st Floor: Center of Quad
2nd-3rd Floors: Blackwell parking lot

Nanticoke Hall
Center quad
Choptank Hall  Safe area behind Chester Hall

Chester Hall
Volleyball courts behind Choptank Hall

Dogwood Village
Bldg. A, B, C, D, E, M, L: Dogwood parking lot 
Bldg. F G, H, K, J, N, O: Parking lot near the Commons