More information will be posted here when it becomes available.

PennReady: Emergency Procedures

When an emergency event unfolds on or off-campus, will you be ready to take the appropriate actions to remain free from harm? Fire, severe weather conditions, hazardous material spill, finding a suspicious package, or a person intent on doing harm to others are all realistic scenarios that occur in public and private spaces around the world.

The video below describes three key emergency procedures: Evacuate, Shelter-in-Place, and Lockdown. This short animated video will illustrate each of these procedures, and it includes what to do in the event of an active threat, where someone trying to harm others, inside or outside of buildings. This may be unsettling for some, take care of yourself in watching and connect with support if needed.

We thank you for engaging in being a prepared member of the Penn community.

Questions, concerns or want to learn more? Email us at