Evacuation

Boston University comprises more than 350 buildings. As such there is no single assembly location. Larger buildings have a predesignated rally point as part of their evacuation plans. In the event of an emergency, specific information about evacuation and relocation will be provided via BU Alert, if necessary.

In certain emergencies, students, faculty, and staff may need to be temporarily relocated or provided with an assembly area. The following areas should be considered as possible emergency assembly areas:

Charles River Campus (CRC)

  • George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Track & Tennis Center, 100 Ashford Street
  • Case Center Gyms, 285 Babcock Street
  • Agganis Arena and Fitness & Recreation Center, 925 & 915 Commonwealth Avenue

Fenway Campus (FEN)

  • Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 Riverway

Medical Campus (BUMC)

  • Hiebert Lounge, Instructional Building, 72 East Concord Street
  • 670 Albany Street Auditorium
  • Keefer Auditorium, 75 East Newton Street, E Building
  • Bakst Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street
  • School of Public Health Auditorium, Evans Basement, 85 East Newton Street

In addition to the general fire evacuation plan (RACE), Environmental Health & Safety has created building-specific evacuation plans for many buildings on the Charles River Campus (CRC), Fenway Campus (FEN) and the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC).

Additional evacuation information can be found by viewing the Boston University EHS Emergency Flip Charts.  These documents provide information on how to respond to and who to contact for specific emergency situations.

Boston University Medical Campus also provides new employees with ID-sized RACE plans that should be worn with your employee ID card. This card has important phone numbers as well as a description of the RACE steps.

For additional emergency evacuation procedures and planning, please contact Environmental Health & Safety at the Charles River and Fenway Campuses, 617-353-4094, or at the Boston University Medical Campus, 617-638-8830.