McClelland Hall Emergency Response

McClelland Hall Emergency Response

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McClelland Hall Emergency Plan

The McClelland Hall Building Emergency Plan is intended to serve as a guide to be used in conjunction with the University's Campus Emergency Response Plan (CERP) for employees, students, and DCC's in emergency situations. Employees should familiarize themselves with these procedures and review annually.

If you are teaching in another building on campus and would like to review the Building Emergency Plan for that building, please reach out to

Emergency Procedures

The following signs are displayed in all McClelland Hall classrooms:


McClelland Hall Emergency Evacuation Routes

If an emergency requires evacuation of McClelland Hall, follow the McClelland Hall classroom evacuation procedures, and take note of the evacuation routes for your classroom. The established Assembly Locations/Evacuation Points for McClelland Hall are south of the Speedway/Olive Underpass near the Museum of Art and north of the houses in the Zone 1 parking lot across Helen Street. Please share evacuation routes with your students!

UA Emergency Warning System (EWS)

Most centrally scheduled classrooms feature an Emergency Warning System (EWS) consisting of a blue emergency telephone that allows direct communication from the classroom to UAPD, and an electronic message board that can display UAlert messages. It is important to take note of blue emergency phone locations in your assigned classrooms.

Emergency Message Board, Call Box

McClelland Hall classrooms with an EWS:
113, 118, 120, 122, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 201A, 201B, 207, 208A, 214 and 218J

Classroom Locks

There are two different emergency locks in the McClelland Hall classrooms:


The silver thumb lock (left) will only secure the door it's attached to. The door will remain locked until it is returned to the unlocked / vertical position.

The red "Push To Lock" button (right) will lock all entrances to the classroom. When activated a red light will illuminate the location where the button was pushed, and all classroom doors will lock. Any CatCard doors will no longer allow CatCard access. The button must be pulled out to return doors to previous state and once again allow CatCard entry.

The following McClelland Hall classrooms are equipped with emergency locks: 113, 118, 120, 122, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 201A, 201B, 207, 214, 218J.


UAlert is the primary source of information for UA students, faculty and staff via mobile devices and/or email accounts during a campus emergency. During a critical incident UAPD will notify everyone within the University and provide information and instructions through the UAlert system.

Everyone with an "" email address is automatically registered for email alerts, and registration does not expire unless it is canceled by the user. All campus community members are encouraged to periodically log in to the UAlert system to opt in to text alerts and to add / verify cell phone numbers and email addresses.

Check the UA Campus Incidents page for current UAlert messages.

UA Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)

Because each emergency is unique and requires quick and reasonable thinking, being prepared is the best line of defense. Visit the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) site to review valuable information on what to do in case of a campus emergency.

UA Threat Assessment & Management Team (TAMT)

Everyone at the University of Arizona has a role to play in preventing campus violence. Quick reporting of troublesome behaviors, escalating conflicts and potentially violent situations is a critical part of the process.

Threat assessment is analysis and proactive response. It is not punishment or discipline.

Effective threat assessment is challenging and can involve elements from behavioral sciences, student affairs, legal counsel, law enforcement, risk management and human resources. Members of the University of Arizona's multi-disciplinary Threat Assessment and Management Team (TAMT) work together in evaluating and responding to threatening or potentially violent situations. The TAMT depends on the campus community for early reporting of any concerning behavior.

University Safety Information

The University Safety Information page is a central location to find action plans, support resources and the latest updates on campus safety.

Campus Safety Community Visit - Dr. Gene Deisinger, Spring 2023

Dr. Deisinger is an internationally recognized expert specializing in operational psychology and behavioral threat assessment. On February 21, 2023, he came to campus to lead sessions focused on recognizing concerning or threatening behaviors, learning how to communicate and share concerns, and understanding the University threat assessment and management processes to identify, assess and manage concerning situations. This recording is available for university community members who were not able to attend one of the sessions during Dr. Deisinger's campus visit.


UAPD Active Threat Presentation - McClelland Hall, November 4 2022

UAPD Community Engagement Officer Marvin Smith gave a very informative presentation to Eller faculty and staff on Friday, November 4 2022. Click here to view a recording.


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