A number of offices and departments provide physical and mental health-related services to our students, faculty and staff, and work to ensure that our campus and environment are as safe as possible. For more information about these offices, check out the Student Services site. However, the best way to stay safe on campus is to take the proper precautions so that you are prepared in the event of emergencies. Please review the following fire and severe weather safety information or check out our Campus Clery Report.
Fire alarm systems, smoke detectors and firefighting equipment throughout each building are for student protection and safety. Tampering with or misuse of equipment is strictly prohibited. Each student must promptly evacuate the building for every fire alarm. Violators are subject to civil action and/or University conduct.
In the event of a fire or fire alarm, residents should follow the procedure outlined:
- Evacuate the building and wait 150 feet away from the building, or on the other side of the street
- Call 911 and do not assume someone else is doing so
- Wait until building staff or the fire department give the all clear to reenter the building
|Residence Hall||Testing Dates and Times|
|Antrim & Froggatt||Second Tuesday of each month between 11:00 AM and noon|
|CKTO||Second Tuesday of each month between 11:00 AM and noon|
|Fleming | Hovlid||Twice a year; during January and July between 10:00 AM and noon|
|HKMC||Second Tuesday of each month between 11:00 AM and noon|
|JTC||Second Monday of each month between 11:00 AM and noon|
|McCalmont||Twice a year; during January and July between 10:00 AM and noon|
|North||Twice a year; during January and July between 10:00 AM and noon|
|Red Cedar||Twice a year; during January and July between 10:00 AM and noon|
|South||Second Tuesday of each month between 11:00 AM and noon|
|Wigen||Second Monday of each month between 11:00 AM and noon|
|Avoid highly combustible items such as:|
|Items not permitted in residence halls:|
|Items recommended for residence hall use:|
In the event of a tornado or thunderstorm warning, the City of Menomonie has a siren system that will activate and sound for 3 minutes to signal severe weather. During a severe weather warning, residents should:
- Take cover in the innermost portions of the lowest floor possible
- Avoid using elevators
- Protect yourself by hiding under your loft or mattress
- Stay away from windows and doorways
Neither the city nor the campus will sound an "all clear" signal when the danger has passed. Residents are encouraged to utilize a phone app or watch the local radar for weather updates.
Note: The City of Menomonie tests its alarm system on the first Monday of every month (April-October) at 10:00 am.