Emergency Preparedness

Marymount University is committed to the safety of its students, employees, and guests.

In an emergency, taking personal responsibility is key; all Marymount students and employees should be familiar with Marymount University’s emergency preparedness policies and procedures in order to help ensure their own safety and that of others.

The University has emergency plans in place and maintains close contact with the Arlington County and District of Columbia offices of emergency management. Marymount’s dining services provider also has emergency procedures in place, to ensure ongoing provisions for resident students and others on campus.  The Marymount University Emergency Guide can be viewed and downloaded HERE.

Reporting an Emergency

If you become aware of an emergency situation on campus, dial (703) 284-1600 (ext. 1600 from a Main Campus or 4040 Fairfax Drive phone) to reach Campus Safety personnel, who can summon medical, fire, or police response.

In a life-threatening situation, dial 911. Campus Safety personnel will automatically be notified.

  • When you call, give your name, telephone number, and location, and the nature and location of the emergency.
  • Don’t hang up until the Campus Safety officer or 911 operator ends the conversation.
  • If the phone lines are dead, take the message to Campus Safety in person or use a cell phone if available.
  • If you are in a hazardous situation, do not endanger yourself further. Avoid unstable structures; smoke; electrical hazards; fire; and radiation, chemical, or biological exposure. Do not risk your well-being to save personal or University property.

Reporting Unsafe Conditions

Marymount is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment. Employees and students should report conditions that may pose a serious risk of injury or property damage. Do not assume that someone else will report the situation. Call Campus Safety at (703) 284-1600 (ext. 1600 on campus) or Physical Plant at (703) 284-1529 (ext. 1529 on campus).

Acting in Emergencies

  • The Office of Campus Safety will take the lead in all campus emergency situations. Please listen carefully to information provided by Campus Safety personnel and follow their instructions.
  • Remain calm and use common sense.
  • Always evacuate the building immediately when you hear an audible alarm or see a visible alarm, when directed by authorities, or when the building conditions appear hazardous (e.g. the odor of natural gas).  The Evacuation Rally Points Map can be viewed and downloaded HERE.
  • Use the telephone for emergency purposes ONLY.
  • Do not enter elevators during an emergency. If stuck in an elevator, do not attempt to force open stalled elevator doors; use the emergency phone, which will automatically contact Campus Safety.
  • Keep a flashlight handy if you are in an area that does not have emergency lighting or natural lighting.
  • Know the location of all marked exits from your office, classrooms, living area, etc.

Questions about emergency procedures should be directed to Paul Easton, Associate Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management, at (703) 284-1600.