The safety of the University of Maryland community during an emergency is predicated on advance planning, as well as building awareness about how the plans will be implemented. Students, faculty, staff and visitors will be better prepared in an emergency if they know how the University will respond, where they can find information, and what they should do.
Key to that awareness is good communication. This site will be an essential tool for sharing plans and providing relevant information in case an emergency arises at the University of Maryland or in the surrounding area.
Please bookmark this site, as you will find messages to the University community with relevant information and direction in the event of an emergency.
• For More Information about National Preparedness Month, please visit www.ready.gov/september.
• National Preparedness Month Poster
• Great ShakeOut—World's Largest Earthquake Drill
At 10:16 a.m., UMPD will send an UMD Alerts message. This is an exercise message only. During this time, we encourage everyone to Drop, Cover, and Hold On in efforts to practice the earthquake protective actions. Please make sure that you register your cell phone.
At 10:16 a.m., UMPD will send an UMD Alerts message. During this time, we encourage everyone to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. A few minutes later, UMPD will send another UMD Alerts message to conclude the drill.
• Frequently Asked Questions.
For more information on how to prepare for an earthquake, please visit http:://www.shakeout.org.