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Emergency Operating Levels

There are incidents that occur on campus that are managed by CCU and local emergency response agencies. When a large-scale incident or event adversely affects our area or there are emergency conditions on campus, CCU will take precautionary measures to prepare and safeguard the University community. These precautionary measures may include campus services being modified; classes, administration and staff offices operating on an abbreviated schedule, or the cancellation of classes and closure of campus. The University has established four Emergency Operating Levels and will announce the appropriate level during emergency operations based on the situation. Familiarize yourself with the levels below so you understand University operations during an emergency or disaster.

Situation University Operations
Emergency situation/incident is forecast for our area. Classes, administration and staff offices will operate on an abbreviated schedule. Essential Employees report.
Emergency situation/incident is imminent or has occurred. Classes are canceled. Administration and staff offices remain open.
Emergency situation/incident or disaster is imminent or is occurring. Classes are canceled and administration and staff offices are closed. Essential Employees report.
A disaster is imminent or is occurring. Campus is closed. Classes are canceled, administration and staff offices, and residential facilities are cleared and closed. Select Essential Employees report.

*These levels are to be used as a general guideline. Please understand the circumstances of each incident will vary, calling for various operational responses. Coastal Carolina University’s operational responses to incidents are situationally dependent.