In the event of certain emergencies – an outbreak of pandemic flu or a hurricane, for instance – W&M will close and evacuate all residence halls. As such, you are required to develop and document two Emergency Evacuation Plans within your Personal Information Questionnaire. As you develop these plans please consider if you are able and willing to transport and/or provide temporary housing to other students. These plans must include:
- Your full name and student ID number.
- Addresses of two locations, preferably in different cities with one location within a reasonable driving distance of Williamsburg.
- How you will get to each destination.
Living off campus?
If you live off campus you don't have to file a plan, but we still encourage you to do so. Because of the need for a quick response to an emergency, you are the only person who can effectively plan for yourself.
- Log in with your W&M Username and password
- Choose the Emergency Evacuation Plan Tab
- Enter and submit the appropriate information
Submit your evacuation plans, along with your Personal Information Questionnaire, by July 29, 2022. While W&M requires you to provide this information only once a semester, you will be able, and are encouraged, to update your plans at any time. You will be required to review your plans each semester.
Is this mandatory?
Yes. If you live on campus and fail to complete the Emergency Evacuation Plan, you will be subject to charges through the Student Code of Conduct for Failure to Comply with Directions.
You are also responsible for notifying your family of your plans and any changes. If your plan relies on someone else for it to work, we strongly encourage you to talk with that person before completing or changing your plan.
More information about W&M's Emergency Response Plan can be found on the Emergency Information website.