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We're committed to safeguarding our campus community in case of emergency or campus closure. Sign up for Acadia ALERT to receive texts, emails, or voice messages in the case of an emergency or closure.
Acadia ALERT Notification System
Email notifications will be sent automatically to your Acadia email account.
Optional text messages or voice messages on your mobile device or a secondary email
In case of a campus-wide emergency or closure, The University website will display an Acadia ALERT Notification Bar at the top of the website to provide information and instructions.
If you receive notification advising of a lockdown, seek shelter immediately. An alert will be sent to all Acadia University email addresses, and to the phones of anyone who has subscribed to Acadia ALERT.
If you see or hear a weapon being fired in the building, take the following immediate action:
Dial 911 if you have specific information regarding the threat.
Stay calm and communicate with others in a clear and concise manner. Tell others exactly what the situation is and what you need them to do. If it is safe to leave the area, do so quickly.
If you do not feel it is safe to leave the area, get to a safe place out of hallways and commonareas.
If an active attacker/violent person enters your office or classroom, try to remain calm. Call 911 from an office phone or cell phone if it is safe to do so. If you can't speak, leave the line open so the dispatcher can listen to what is taking place.
Sheltering in a safe place:
Remain in classrooms, offices, or residence rooms. If you are in a common area, stay away from the windows and doors (whether they are solid or glass).
Close and lock doors and windows.
Turn out the lights and close the blinds and curtains.
Stay silent. Silence cell phones and any other devices that may generate noise.
Do not answerthe door once it is locked, as this may compromise the safety of those inside.
Do not respond to anyone or allow them to talk their way inside, as they may be the suspect or they are being coerced by the suspect, outside of your view.
It is important to follow instructions from police at all times to avoid harm and ensure the best possible response. For their own safety, emergency personnel must initially consider all individuals as potential threats.
Wait and stay in place until you receive an official "All Clear" message from Acadia Safety and Security and/or the RCMP/Fire Department.
Individuals on the outside of buildings during a lockdown should move away from the affected area.
If the violent person leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place and do not touch anything that was in the vicinity of the violent person.
In the event of a building alarm or official notification, evacuate the building using the nearest exit (or alternate exit if the nearest exit is blocked).
Do not use elevators.
Take personal belongings (keys, wallet, etc.)
Secure any hazardous waste materials or equipment before leaving.
Follow directions given by emergency personnel or Safety and Security.
Move to a designated muster point location.
If it is safe for you to assist persons with disabilities or special needs, do so. If unable to assist, notify emergency responders of the location and number of disabled or special needs persons in your area.
Wait to be contacted. Do not return to the building unless told to do so by the emergency personnel.
Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station and call 911. Advice Safety and Security by calling 585-1103 or dialing 88 from a campus phone.
Evacuate the building.
Do not re-enter the building until authorized by emergency personnel.
Evacuate the building. Make sure to take personal belongings.
Do not use cell phones or radios within 200 meters of the area suspected of containing the explosive device.
Faculty/staff should check for, but not disturb, unusual objects as they depart the classroom or offices. Report these unusual objects to Safety and Security and any emergency personnel.
Do not enter a building until authorized by emergency personnel.
Move cautiously to a lighted area. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs.
Turn off and unplug computers and other voltage-sensitive equipment.
For more information about a prolonged outage, call the Acadia Information Line at 585-INFO (4636).
Do not physically confront the person(s).
Do not let anyone into a locked building/office.
If the individual is inside, do not block the person's access to an exit.
In an emergency, call 911. Provide as much information as possible about the person and their direction of travel.
Advise Safety and Security at 585-1103 or by dialing "88" from a campus telephone.
If a weather-related event or emergency situation disrupts campus operations, we will notify you as soon as possible.
An Acadia ALERT notification will be send to all students, staff, and faculty.
An email notification will be sent through the "Urgent All Acadia" email address.
Voicemail messages will be sent to on-campus residence and office telephones.
The Emergency Information Line, 902-585-INFO (4636) will be updated.
The acadiau.ca homepage will be updated with notifications.
Residence Life staff will communicate directly with students living on campus.
Radio stations like Magic 94.9, AVR 97.7, K-Rock 89.3, and CBC 106.5 will mention closures.