Annual Earthquake Drill (Fall)
Each fall, CSULB participates in the "Great Shakeout" statewide earthquake drill.
During this drill, members of our campus community are asked to identify a safe spot to drop, cover, and hold on as if a major earthquake were occuring at that moment, and remain in that position for at least 60 seconds. There are no campus evacuations*, power outages, or any other simulated effects during this drill. The purpose of this drill is to practice the correct earthquake response so in an actual incident muscle memory will allow for swift action to be taken.
*Please note, ASI owned buildings do conduct evacuations in the morning and evening in conjunction with the Great Shakeout. ASI owned buildings, including the University Student Union and Student Recreation and Wellness Center, are the only campus buildings that will practice evacuation procedures for this drill.
A test of the BeachALERT Emergency Notification System (ENS) is conducted during this drill. It is vital that your contact information is always up to date in your MyCSULB account to ensure that you receive these messages.
Learn more about the "Great Shakeout" statewide earthquake drill here.
Annual Evacuation Drill (Spring)
Each spring, CSULB conducts a campus-wide evacuation drill.
The purpose of this drill is:
- To ensure a timely and safe evacuation of all campus buildings
- To test our BeachALERT Emergency Notification System and campus PA speaker system
- To test all audible alarms and strobe lights on campus
Once buildings are evacuated, occupants are to go to the designed Evacuation Assembly Areas (PDF) for that building or area. These locations we carefully selected with assistance from the Long Beach Fire Department. The location of a rally point does not dictate which exit occupants should take when evacuating. In an emergency situation, occupants should take the nearest exit that is clear and safe, then head to the rally point once they are outside.
Building or Department Drills
Any department/office or building on campus can request a small-scale drill for their employees. These can take several weeks to coordinate depending on the complexity of the scenario and the skills being tested. Please direct any inquiries to Allyson.Joy@csulb.edu.