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Campus-wide Evacuation

When it is necessary to completely evacuate the campus due to emergency conditions or executive order a systematic and controlled approach will be used.  When campus buildings are deemed safe for occupancy personnel will be held at their current locations pending evacuation.  Where campus buildings are deemed unsafe the Staging Area system above will be used.

Following the decision to order the evacuation of the CSU Long Beach campus, the University President or his/her representative shall notify:

  • The Chief of University Police of his/her representative of the need to evacuate.

  • The Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs or her/his representative of the need for information broadcasts asking all persons to stay away from campus.

The University Police with the assistance of the Building Marshals shall be responsible for coordinating the evacuation process.  Where the campus has been ordered closed and no campus facility is under eminent danger the evacuation of the campus will take place as described below with an appropriate amount of time between each area.  Where facilities are threatened, those facilities and those immediately around it will take precedence then the order of evacuation list will be followed.

Localized Evacuations

In some situations it may become necessary to evacuate one or more building on campus due to a localized emergency situation.  When this occurs the University Police will coordinate the evacuation with the Building Marshals.  The decision to evacuate will be based on the totality of the circumstances and, whenever possible, following consultation with the ranking Dean or Facility Manager.  When evacuations are due to an overriding concern for public safety it may not be possible to make such consultations.  In those instances the appropriate Dean or Facility Manager will be notified of the evacuation as soon as is practical.