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Emergencies

In an emergency, bomb threat, or other threat to person or property, dial 911 and give a clear description of the problem, your location (including hall, floor, and room) and your name. Immediately following the call, please notify hall staff so that they may be of additional assistance.

Reporting Emergencies

In an emergency, bomb threat, or other threat to person or property, dial 911 and give a clear description of the problem, your location (including hall, floor, and room) and your name. Immediately following the call, please notify hall staff so that they may be of additional assistance.

Eagle Alert Notification

UNT uses the Eagle Alert notification system to notify students with critical information in emergency situations. The Eagle Alert notification system distributes information by voice and text message to all active and registered students of UNT. Notification will be sent for campus closure due to inclement weather, severe weather with imminent dangerous conditions affecting campus, such as tornado warnings, and for health or public safety emergencies such as chemical spills, fires, or violence. Students can check and update contact information for Eagle Alert by logging in to my.unt.edu.

Evacuation and Tornado Procedures

Information regarding building evacuation, including individual residence halls, academic buildings and the University Union, and severe weather procedures and shelter in place maps for every residence hall and campus building can be found on UNT’s Emergency Management page at University Plans. Residents of each hall should be specifically familiar with the emergency evacuation plans for their individual residence hall. More information about UNT's emergency preparedness and procedures can be accessed at http://emergency.unt.edu

Fire

The fire alarm sound in the residence halls is either three intermittent bursts or a siren accompanied by a voice recording. Residents will be informed of their hall’s alarm sound during the mandatory wing meeting at the beginning of each semester. In the event of an emergency or a periodic fire drill, all residents and their guests must evacuate the building and meet at the designated assembly area.

Tornado

The National Weather Service issues two types of tornado alerts: tornado watch and tornado warning. Residents should be familiar with this distinction and the course of action to follow for each.

Tornado Watch

A Tornado Watch indicates conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in the watch area. Residents should monitor television or radio weather bulletins for details and changes in weather conditions. The residence halls will not activate the hall’s tornado alarm unless the watch becomes upgraded to a warning.

Tornado Warning

A Tornado Warning indicates that tornadic activity is imminent or already occurring in the warning area. The civil defense sirens will sound when a tornado warning has been issued and the residence hall alarms will sound in one long continuous alarm (in some halls students will also hear a voice with pre recorded instructions on how to proceed). Whether the alarm is due to an actual emergency or a periodic tornado drill, residents and their guests must immediately comply with the directives given by hall staff. Residents must remain in the designated area through the duration of the warning for their safety.

University Closings

On rare occasions when the university closes due to inclement weather or other emergency, residents will be notified by notices posted in the halls, local television and radio broadcasts, the UNT homepage, or through Eagle Alert notifications. Residence halls will remain open for residents on occasions that the University closes due to inclement weather.