Upon notification by the university police or by the senior officer in charge, all faculty, staff and students should proceed to the nearest designated evacuation area. If a decision is made to evacuate the campus, individuals will be given further instructions and directions to the nearest staging area where they will be evacuated from the Brandeis campus by bus.
The university has four locations on campus designated as evacuation destinations. These locations are:
- Charles River Apartments, 150 Charles River Road — Coffman Grad Commons Room
- Gosman Sports and Convocation Center — Main Gym
- Spingold Theater — Main Stage
- Usdan Student Center — Levin Ballroom
Each building on campus lies within one of four "zones," as indicated by the Campus Evacuation Map and the Emergency Evacuation Destinations and Emergency Transportation Staging Areas list. Each of these four zones has a specified Primary Evacuation Destination.
In case a building evacuation is called for, individuals should proceed to the Primary Evacuation Destination for their building, as indicated on the map and the Emergency Evacuation Destinations and Emergency Transportation Staging Areas list.
If a decision is made to evacuate the Brandeis campus, as determined by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), then all personnel within these primary locations will be directed to the staging areas where they will be evacuated by bus (part of LEPC) and brought to a shelter location off campus. Emergency transportation staging areas are also indicated on the Emergency Evacuation Destinations and Emergency Transportation Staging Areas list.
The emergency transportation staging areas are as follows:
- Athletics Lot (G-Lot)
- Charles River Lot (J-Lot)
- Theater Lot (T-Lot )
- Tower Lot (E-Lot)
Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act
The Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 requires all cities and towns to develop a comprehensive emergency response plan. That plan must include emergency response and notification procedures and evacuation plans. This emergency response and evacuation plan is in accordance with the SARA Act and in conjunction with the city of Waltham.