Where to go logoWhere to Go is Washington University in St. Louis’ emergency awareness program. The purpose of the program is to educate the campus community on how to respond quickly to all types of emergencies and natural disasters.

This website is an important part of the program. During a crisis, it will be regularly updated with the most recent information about the emergency. If there is no current emergency, the site will display the green “no emergency” status.

Be Prepared

Before a crisis occurs, take some time to be prepared and learn the appropriate actions to take for different types of emergencies:


If there is an emergency that calls for building evacuation, you will evacuate to that building’s Emergency Assembly Point (EAP). Occupants of each campus building should be familiar with their emergency assembly point (EAP). EAPs can vary by building or sections within a building. Emergency assembly points are mapped on evacuation maps located near entrances, stairwells and elevators. Look for a yellow placard and the Where to Go logo!

Maps of Emergency Assembly Points

Students, faculty and staff all need to know where to go and what to do during an emergency. Before a crisis occurs, take some time to become familiar with the ways to respond to potential emergencies.

During some emergencies, it may be necessary to seek shelter initially, such as under a desk during an earthquake or in a lower level during a tornado. After the danger has passed, go to the EAP.

Once at the EAP, help account for colleagues and others. If anyone needs medical attention call the emergency number for your location and assist the person only to the level to which you are trained to help. Remain aware of your surroundings and, if necessary, move to a safer location. If you have any information that may be helpful to responders, contact the appropriate emergency number.

Familiarize yourself with the ways to respond to potential emergencies, where your EAP is located and when you should go to your EAP.

Download the evacuation guide here.