Campus Emergency information What to know and do to be prepared for emergencies

Campus emergency information what to know and do to

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Campus Emergency information What to know and do to be prepared for emergencies at VCU: 1. Sign up to receive VCU text messaging alerts ( ). Keep your information up-to-date. Within the classroom, the professor will keep her phone on to receive any emergency transmissions. 2. Know the safe evacuation route from each of your classrooms. Emergency evacuation routes are posted in on-campus classrooms. 3. Listen for and follow instructions from VCU or other designated authorities. Within the classroom, follow your professor’s instructions. 8
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4. Know where to go for additional emergency information ( ). 5. Know the emergency phone number for the VCU Police (828-1234). Report suspicious activities and objects. Important Dates Important dates for the Fall 2012 semester are available at: VCU Mobile The VCU Mobile application is a valuable tool to get the latest VCU information on the go. The application contains helpful information including the VCU directory, events, course schedules, campus maps, athletics and general VCU news, emergency information, library resources, Blackboard and more. To download the application on your smart phone or for more information, please visit 9
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Make a Commitment to Community Learning Your learning here at VCU is not limited to what goes on in your classrooms; in fact, part of a full and rich college experience is tapping into as many different kinds of learning as possible. Learning happens as a result of being exposed to different ideas and different experiences, both in the classroom and beyond, in the larger University community. It often takes other peoples’ perspectives and opinions to spark in us new and deeper ways of seeing something. Think, for example, when you listen to other people in class or in general conversation, how many times you have said to yourself, “Gee. I never thought of it that way before.” Thus, we learn and think through social exchange. Be a social learner while you are here. There are a number of social learning communities that should be of particular interest to you as a first-year student. Campus Learning Center Hibbs Hall, 1 st Floor 827-8108 The University College Campus Learning Center offers a variety of community learning opportunities to support your work in most 100 and 200 level courses. You can receive one-on-one or group based learning support at no charge . Study skills assistance is also available. Check out the CLC website for complete information. VCU Libraries Cabell Library Research & Instructional Services “Ask Us” Research Assistance Desk 828-1101 Reference librarians are available for research assistance at the “Ask Us” desk on Cabell Library’s first floor or via email at [email protected] . Individual consultations with a librarian are also available. VCU Libraries are one of the largest research libraries in
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