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March
2022
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UHDPD, Emergency Management Conducting Lockdown Drill March 16 - 17

The University of Houston-Downtown Police Department (UHDPD) and UHD Emergency Management will be conducting a Lockdown Drill on campus March 16 - 17.

The annual Lockdown Drill entails activation of the Lockdown (red panic buttons) system by UHDPD. Emergency Management and UHDPD staff will check automatic door locking mechanisms across campus and document any components that require servicing. Every UHD classroom that has an electronic (fob) entry lock falls under this system. In addition, several public-facing offices can activate the Lockdown system. Once the Lockdown system is activated, the doors can open from the inside, so that occupants may exit; however, the doors are locked from the outside (hallway side).  

Lockdown Schedule

Building 

Day 

Date 

Start Time 

End Time 

One Main Building 

Wednesday 

March 16 

9 a.m. 

10 a.m.  

Academic Building 

Wednesday 

March 16

10 a.m. 

10:50 a.m.  

Girard Street Building 

Wednesday 

March 16

11 a.m.  

11:30 a.m. 

Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center 

Wednesday 

March 16

11:40 a.m. 

12 a.m. 

Sciences & Technology Building 

Thursday 

March 17

9 a.m.  

9:30 a.m.  

Shea Street Building 

Thursday 

March 17

9 a.m.  

10 a.m.  

Commerce Street Building 

Thursday 

March 17

10:15 a.m. 

11:45 a.m.  

Willow Street Building 

Thursday 

March 17

11:25 a.m. 

11:35 a.m.  

 

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 60,000 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 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.