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UHD Conducting Lockdown, Evacuation Drills

The University of Houston-Downtown will conduct lockdown and evacuation drills on campus during the next two weeks. 

These drills are conducted by UHD's Office Emergency Management/Fire Safety in coordination with the UHD Police Department. Drills will last approximately 15 minutes.

A schedule of drills is as follows:

Evacuation Drills

Jan. 31:

  • 10 a.m., Shea Street Building
  • 11:30 a.m., Academic Building (Fourth Floor)
  • 1 p.m., One Main Building (Second Floor)

Lockdown and Notification Systems Testing

(During these tests, the UHD community may see messages/alerts on digital signage and computer screens in university labs.)

Feb. 5:

  • 10 a.m., Shea Street Building
  • 11:30 a.m., Commerce Street Building

Feb. 6:

  • 1:30 p.m., One Main Building (Fifth Floor)


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.