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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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 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).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. 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.