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Severe Weather Shelters

Knowing what to do and where to go during severe weather are vital for the safety of everyone on USC Lancaster campus. With the help of the Lancaster Fire Department, severe weather shelter areas have been identified in each building. Please know where you should go during a weather emergency. Faculty should know where to direct their students. Supervisors should know where to direct staff. Staff should know where to direct visitors.

As a general guideline, when possible and if time permits, move to the lowest floor in a building and put as many doors and walls between yourself and the exterior of the building as you can.


  • TRIO Programs - both restrooms
  • LIBRARY - Room 123 and 1st Floor restrooms. Use 2nd floor restrooms if needed Room 215 and Room 212 may be used if unable to move to 1st floor.
  • HUBBARD - the faculty and staff work area and hallway adjacent to the Dean's Office; Dean's Office; Public Information Office.
  • CAROLE RAY DOWLING CENTER - both restrooms on lower level.
  • GREGORY HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER - downstairs rooms and racquetball courts if necessary.
  • BRADLEY BUILDING - Room 113; both 1st floor restrooms; Basement area outside Room 006 and the adjacent stairwell; Lower level entrances to Rooms 120 and 121 (the handicapped ramps located between these two classrooms).
  • MAINTENANCE BUILDING - The stairwell between 1st floor and lower shop.
  • STARR HALL - Business Office; both restrooms.
  • FOUNDERS HALL – Stairwell in middle of building; Lower level Classrooms.
  • NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES CENTER- Restrooms and internal offices

Signs will be posted to indicate where these shelters are.