Bomb scare

Evacuation Procedures for Campus-Wide Bomb Threats

In the event that you are asked to evacuate campus due to a campus-wide bomb threat:

  • Evacuation orders to be disseminated via Code Maroon
  • Do not activate the building fire alarm system to achieve evacuation
  • Remain calm but act quickly
  • Promptly secure equipment, research, etc. in safe shutdown condition before leaving
  • Spread the word of the evacuation order to others as you exit the building
  • Remember to take personal belongings with you (backpacks, briefcases, purses, car keys, personal computing devices, etc.)
  • Pedestrians should exit campus by the shortest route
  • Exit campus as directed in the Code Maroon message
    • You may use your vehicle to leave campus unless directed otherwise in the Code Maroon message
    • If possible, Transportation Services will continue to operate off-campus routes, outbound only.  Bus pickup locations may be altered, changes will be announced and posted at 
    • Transportation Services Paratransit can be reached by calling (979) 845-1971
  • Do not call 911 (or 9-911 from a campus phone) unless there is an immediate, life-threatening emergency
  • Go to for regular updates on the emergency situation and information on returning to campus