Understanding the Plan is Important
Rally Point: In the event of an emergency on campus that requires evacuation, students are advised to proceed to the rally point. The rally point is a plave where DHRL staff can gather residents together to supply them with information (or the next steps.)
Relocation Point: City or University officials may decide that residents need to temporarily relocate to an alternative location. In the event of a crisis that will prohibit reentry into the residence halls for a period of time, residents would be advised to proceed to a specific relocation site.
If our campus was severely impacted, city/TJU/TJUH officials may advise affiliates to proceed to a nearby city relocation point. The nearest relocation site for this region is Washington Square Park which is located at 9th and Walnut Streets.
Designated on campus sites:
Rally Site: Area for gathering until further information is provided or the building is safe to re-enter.
Martin: Lubert Plaza
Barringer: Bluemle Life Sciences Courtyard
Orlowitz: Lubert Plaza
Relocation Site: Area of refuge when the residence hall must be evacuated.
Martin Relocation Site: Jefferson Alumni Hall (JAH) Center Cafeteria
Barringer Relocation Site: Bluemle Life Sciences Lobby
Orlowitz Relocation Site: Jefferson Alumni Hall (JAH) Center Cafeteria
Be sure to participate in university drills and understand our emergency evacuation/shelter-in-place/lockout/lockdown plans. Ask questions now, before an emergency by contacting the Residence Life Office (215) 955-1755
Residents are advised to prepare a disaster supplies kit. Recommended items may include:
- A supply of water (one gallon per person per day stored in sealed, unbreakable containers. Remember- Identify the storage date and replace every six months.)
- A supply of plastic sheeting and duct tape.
- A supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can opener.
- A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
- Blankets or sleeping bags.
- A first aid kit and a supply of your prescription medications.
- An extra pair of glasses.
- A battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
- Credit cards and cash.
- Photo identification.
- An extra set of car keys.
- A list of your physicians.
- A plan for communicating with your family members.
Note: This list may not be complete for your needs and is meant as a starting point. Disaster kits and their contents vary depending on the individual.