What is the situation? Buildings may be locked down in the case of a violent situation on or near campus or for other safety reasons. What should I do? Lock and barricade the door of the room you are in and stay away from windows and doors. Keep quiet and put cell phones on "silent" mode so you can receive messages quietly. Be ready to evacuate or fight. External building doors will be locked and secured by university staff involved in emergency response. Campus will be notified when the lockdown is over by university staff or law enforcement.