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UOIT and Durham College to hold lockdown drill on campus on March 6

Emergency notification

As part of their commitment to campus safety, UOIT and Durham College will hold an emergency lockdown drill at their joint campus on Wednesday, March 6 at 9:45 a.m. All buildings west of Simcoe Street North and south of Conlin Road will be affected. 

The drill is designed to build awareness around the steps to take in the event of an actual lockdown while testing the university’s and college’s emergency response plan and lockdown procedures and identifying areas for improvement going forward.  An outline of the drill can be found on the lockdown website.

Please note: the campus will be closed during the drill and no traffic permitted to enter or leave the premises. 

The Office of Campus Safety will also be using the Campus Incident Response Emergency Notification System (CIRENS) to notify staff, faculty and students during the lockdown exercise. Students are encouraged to follow the university on Twitter to receive CIRENS messages, not only for this exercise, but for all emergent situations on campus.  In addition, students can provide feedback on the drill itself via the feedback form located on the lockdown website.