Home > Campus Life > Parking & Safety > Tornado Locations
  • Tornado Safe Areas

    These areas on campus have been designated as safe areas to gather during tornados or severe weather situations.

    • Alumni Hall – 1st floor locker rooms or hallway outsides of them.
    • Aquinas – If you are in a first floor room, stay in your room, get under desks or bed; if you are on the 2nd – 4th floors go to stair wells at the ends of the halls as close to the first floor as possible.
    • Battelle Hall – 1st floor restrooms and storage spaces.
    • Erskine Hall – Panther Plaza near stairwell NOT where there is the high ceiling.
    • Fitness Center – Locker rooms.
    • Fitzpatrick – Basement as close to the west end of the building as possible, not in stair well.
    • Guzman – Basement.
    • Guzman Annex – Basement.
    • Las Casas – Basement.
    • Lynam – 1st floor North end of the building.
    • Physical Plant – Main hallway with the doors closed.
    • Sansbury – 1st floor western hallway doors closed.
    • Siena – If you are in a 1st floor room, stay in your room, get under desks or bed. If you are on the 2nd – 4th floors go to stair wells at the ends of the halls as close to the first floor as possible.
    • Spangler – Bottom floor outside of the LVC or in the stairwells.
    • St. Albert’s – 1st floor in the storage areas and restrooms if unavailable interior hallway doors closed.
    • The Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center – 1st floor in the food service hallway/ dock area.
    • Wehrle – Bottom Floor – Ceramics room, if closed near restrooms or in photo lab.

    These locations are NOT safe to be in during a tornado.

    You must exit these locations, move toward the lowest ground possible and get down if a tornado touch-down seems likely. 

    • Batting Building – Get out and head down to the baseball field.
    • SRC – Get out and head toward the creek.
    • Maintenance Garage - Get out and head towards the creek.