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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)—the second largest university in Houston—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 Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.