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Safety & Emergency Preparedness

In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1 from any cell phone or campus phone.  In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, or for general assistance, call 647-0007 or 7-0007 from any campus phone.

All University of Michigan students, faculty and staff are required to familiarize themselves with emergency procedures and protocols for both inside and outside of the classroom. In the event of possible building closure (i.e. severe weather conditions, public health notices, etc.) you may contact (734) 764-SSWB (7793) for up-to-date School closure information.

Be Prepared. Familiarize yourself with the emergency card posted next to the phone in every classroom/meeting room. Review the information on the emergency evacuation sign (located nearest the door) and locate at least (2) emergency exits nearest the classroom.

For more information visit the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security website.

Locks on Classroom Doors

All SSW classroom doors have been equipped with a keypad that can be used to lock the door from the inside. The inside part of the keypad has a button that you can press and no one from outside will be able to open the doors without the proper code. You, or anyone from the inside, can simply open the door by just opening the door. Facilities added these keypads should an emergency occur.

Weather Emergency

In the event of a weather emergency during building hours, Students should find shelter in the nearest restroom, windowless offices, or proceed to the Curtis Center (room B660) in the lower level.  Building Occupants should avoid using the elevator even if it is in service as a power failure may occur in transit.  Maps to the nearest weather emergency shelters are indicated on the emergency maps located at each stairwell, entrance, and classroom.  At the beginning of each semester instructors will review the emergency plan for each classroom where classes are held.

Building Evacuation

In the case of fire or building mechanical failure the occupants may be asked to evacuate the building and proceed to a designated staging area.  Staff member wearing orange emergency vests will be on hand to assist with a orderly evacuation.  Maps to the nearest emergency exit are indicated on the emergency maps located at each stairwell, entrance, and classroom.  At the beginning of each semester instructors will review the emergency plan for each classroom where classes are held.

View the SSW Building Egress Map.

School Closures

From time to time the University of Michigan may be forced to close for any number of reasons.  The most commons instances are do to inclimate weather, health epidemic, or building mechanical failure.  Updates can also be found on the following radio stations:

  • WUOM 91.7 FM
  • WWJ 950 AM
  • WJR 760 AM

In the event that the building is closed (loss of power for example) students can call the Building Emergerncy Update line (734) 764-SSWB (7792) for updates or check the SSW school website.

Continuity Of Operations Plan

The COOP plan establishes policy and guidance to ensure the execution of the critical functions for the University of Michigan in the event that an emergency at the university or in its service area threatens or incapacitates operations and/or requires the relocation of selected personnel and functions.

View the SSW Continuity Of Operations Plan.

ADA Evacuation

If you are concerned about your ability to exit the building in the case of an emergency, contact the Office of Student Services and/or email ssw-ADA compliance@umich.edu.

Office of Student Services
School of Social Work
Room 1748
(734) 936-0961

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