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Shelter-in-place is designed to keep you safe while indoors if dangerous environmental conditions exist, such as extreme weather or a hazardous materials release. An imminent threat of violence may also be the cause for a shelter-in-place order for all or part of campus. The goal is to limit exposure of students, faculty, staff, and others to danger or hazard.

If a Shelter-in-place is ordered:

  • If outside, seek shelter in the nearest building, preferably in an interior room with few windows.
  • Depending upon the threat or hazard, lock doors when possible.
  • Warn others of the situation.
  • Close all exterior doors, windows and any other openings to the outside.
  • Avoid overcrowding by selecting several rooms, if necessary.
  • Monitor NU Alert and university email for further instructions.
  • Report any emergency or unusual condition to NUPD at (617) 373-3333.
  • Do not leave the building until receiving the “all clear” from a police officer, Public Safety officer, NU Alert message, official email, or website communication.

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Shelter-in-place is designed to keep you safe while indoors if dangerous environmental conditions exist, such as extreme weather or a hazardous materials release. An imminent threat of violence may also be the cause for a shelter-in-place order for all or part of campus. The goal is to limit exposure of students, faculty, staff, and others to danger or hazard.

If a Shelter-in-place is ordered:

  • If outside, seek shelter in the nearest building, preferably in an interior room with few windows.
  • Depending upon the threat or hazard, lock doors when possible.
  • Warn others of the situation.
  • Close all exterior doors, windows and any other openings to the outside.
  • Avoid overcrowding by selecting several rooms, if necessary.
  • Monitor NU Alert and university email for further instructions.
  • Report any emergency or unusual condition to NUPD at (617) 373-3333.
  • Do not leave the building until receiving the “all clear” from a police officer, Public Safety officer, NU Alert message, official email, or website communication.

Bomb ThreatBomb Threat

Emergency NotificationEmergency Notification

Medical EmergenciesMedical Emergencies

Tornado/Severe WeatherTornado/Severe Weather

Media CallsMedia Calls

Campus MapCampus Map