Evacuation Procedure

  • Know your escape route in advance. Also be prepared to use an alternate exit in case your primary route is obstructed. Plan how you would escape in case of a fire. Know your escape routes well enough to be able to make your way in the dark or in dense smoke.
  • Below are the fire exits/stairs for the Graduate Center:
 Stairs  Location in
 Building
 Serves
 Floors
 Re-Entry  Exits to Street
 "S"  Elevator
 Lobbies
 C-9  All Floors
 Except 1st
 5th Avenue
 "T"  Elevator
 Lobbies
 C-9  All Floors
 Except 1st
 5th Avenue
 "B"  Northeast
 Corner
 Y-8  2nd and 8th  Madison Avenue
 "C"  Southeast
 Corner
 C-8  All Floors
 Except 1st
 34th Street
 "E"  North Side  C-1  1st Floor  35th Street
 "X"  South Side  Z-C  All Floors  No exit to street.
 Continue to "C"
 Stair
 "R"  Mid-Building  Z-X  All Floors No exit to street.
 Continue to "X"
 Stair
  • Be aware that whenever the fire alarm sounds it may signal a very real emergency situation.
  • Remain calm and proceed to evacuate the area in an orderly manner. Do not rush, push or panic. Rely on planning and knowledge.
  • Assist disabled persons to evacuate the area. Be particularly aware of persons with sight or hearing disabilities.
  • If there is smoke, stay low, it will be easier to breathe.
  • Before opening any door, touch the door with the back of your hand. Do not open a door that is warm or hot.
  • Close doors behind you to prevent fire spread, but make sure that you can reopen them if you need to retreat.
  • Listen for instructions from:
    • Professors
    • Fire Wardens
    • Security & Public Safety Officers
    • Fire Safety Director (via public address announcements)

NEVER USE AN ELEVATOR TO EVACUATE UNLESS DIRECTED TO DO SO BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.