14:06 PM

Fire, Evacuation Drills Scheduled for March 11-12

UHD will be conducting fire/evacuation drills this week on March 11 and 12. During the drills, the fire alarm (visual strobes and audible alarm) will alert occupants that a drill is in progress. Please follow these best practices:

  • collect your keys, purse, and/or jacket
  • exit your office and close the door behind you (do not lock it)
  • calmly proceed toward a stairwell (you do not need to exit the building)
  • stay near the stairwell for the duration of the drill (approximately 10-15 minutes)
  • do not use the elevators
  • once the alarm is silenced and/or you receive a UHD Alert stating the drill has ended, you may return to your offices and activities
  • please provide feedback to Emergency Management and report any strobes that are not working and audible alarms and instructions that are not clear

The schedule for the drills are as follows:

Wednesday, March 11

7-7:15 a.m. – Student Life Center

8-8:15 a.m. – College of Sciences and Technology Building

9-9:15 a.m. – Commerce Street Building

Thursday, March 12

7-7:15 a.m. – One Main Building (Floors 7-10)

7:25-7:45 a.m. – One Main Building (Floors 1-3)

7:45-8 a.m. – One Main Building (Floors 4-6)

3:15-3:30 p.m. – Shea Street Building

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.