Georgia Tech Housing
Residence Life Emergency Alert Plan

Weather, natural disaster, and security concerns can bring about emergencies in a residence hall(s). Residents in Georgia Tech housing can be assured that the members of the Residence Life and Housing staff, as well as other campus agencies, are working together for emergency preparedness and response.

  • Residence Life staff are trained in crisis management and have protocols designed to handle most emergencies, in coordination with Georgia Tech Police, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, and other Atlanta and State agencies.
  • All residents have a responsibility to keep their halls secure. Do not prop open doors or allow others to enter a building behind you. More security information is located in "Technically Speaking: The Department of Housing Community and Services Guide".
  • Be vigilant and observant of anything or anyone that might be suspicious and call the Georgia Tech Police Department immediately at 404-894-2500. These include: suspicious or unattended packages, containers or vehicles; signs of break-ins or attempted unauthorized entries; unusual odors or substances; fellow residents or any campus community member about whom you have concerns; or people in residence halls and other buildings who you think should not be there.

When alerted to an emergency:

  • Students should seek shelter in the closest building. In a residence hall, residents should remain in their room unless instructed otherwise by Institute staff (Housing student staff, Residence Life staff, GTPD, others).
  • If evacuation is necessary, residents should evacuate the building using the nearest evacuation route and proceed to the evacuation location listed below for their building. Any larger evacuation will be handled (and announced) by emergency crews (GTPD, Atlanta Police or Fire, GEMA, etc.).
  • For tornado warnings only, all residents should relocate away from any rooms with windows and relocate into their bathroom or out in the hallways in the lower levels not adjacent to any windows or exterior facing door.

Residence Hall Evacuation Locations:

Residence HallLocation
ArmstrongFitten/Fulmer parking lot
Evacuation Route Map
BrownSmith Parking Lot
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CaldwellAcross Turner Pl. by Couch Building
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Center St. NorthAcross Hemphill Ave. by Crecine Entrance
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Center St. SouthRear parking lot behind GTPD
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CloudmanFront of Brittain Dining Hall
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CrecineAcross 8th St to Burger Bowl
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Eighth St. EastCrecine Apts. courtyard
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Eighth St. WestWoodruff Parking Lot
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Eighth St. SouthTop of Curran Deck
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FieldCourtyard by Hanson
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FittenAcross McMillan St. by Sixth Street Apts.
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FolkAcross Turner Pl. by Couch Building
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Fourth St. A & B
Goldin House & Stein House
Parking Lot by Tech Sign at Interstate
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Fourth St. E & F
Hayes House
Parking Lot by Tech Sign at Interstate
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FreemanAcross McMillan St. by Sixth Street Apts
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FulmerAcross McMillan St. to side of Couch Building
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GlennInto Courtyard near Harrison Hall
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Graduate Living Center - GLC10th&Home Bldg A/B courtyard
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HansonCourtyard by Field
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HarrisCourtyard by Harrison
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HarrisonCourtyard by Harris patio
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HefnerHefner/Armstrong Parking Lot
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Hemphill (now Crecine)Across 8th St to Burger Bowl
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HopkinsCourtyard by Perry

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HowellParking lot near Brittain Rec.
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MauldingSide Entrance to CRC Fields
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MathesonPerry-Matheson Parking Lot
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MontagAcross McMillan St. by Sixth Street Apts.
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North Ave Apts Eastgrass area near entrance to bus turnaround
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North Ave Apts Northupper courtyard, open area near the tower elevator
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North Ave Apts Southgrass area near gym
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North Ave Apts Westupper courtyard, open area near the tower elevator
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PerryPerry-Matheson Parking Lot
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SmithFloors 1&2-grassy area in front of Howell
Floor 3-Smith Parking Lot
Floor 4-Harris Patio
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Sixth St. EastCRC Fields near Alumni Park
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Sixth St. West (Maulding)Side Entrance to CRC Fields
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Tenth&HomeBldgs A, B, C and D - GLC courtyard
Bldgs E, F and G - 10th&Home Bldg A/B courtyard
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TowersCourtyard by Glenn
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Undergraduate Living Center- ULCTop of Curran Deck-basketball courts
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Woodruff NorthTop of Curran St. Deck
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Woodruff SouthTop of Curran St. Deck
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If Campus Communication systems are NOT interrupted:

  • The Georgia Tech web page (www.gatech.edu) will be used to communicate large-scale decisions (school closing, delays, etc.) and all students should log on frequently for updates.
  • The main Georgia Tech phone number (404-894-2000) will provide information regarding campus closings and/or large scale emergencies.
  • Email listings have been created whereby Hall Directors can email their staffs and residents with announcements, alerts, updates, etc. Residents should be sure to NOT filter out email from the Department of Housing.
  • Georgia Tech Cable Network (GTCN) will be used for announcements and updates. Residents should tune into any channel for these updates as well as WREK Radio (91.1 FM), Atlanta TV or radio stations for greater Atlanta and US information.
  • Residents should refrain from increased use of telephones and cell phones. Emergency communication could be delayed if circuits are overloaded.
  • Students should sign up for GTENS alerts.

If Campus Communication systems ARE interrupted:

  • Student Housing staff have a gathering and communication plan to get information and relay it to residents.
  • Residents should wait in their rooms until notified by Housing or other Institute officials to do otherwise.

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