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Earthquake Drill Slated for Oct. 20

The campus will participate in the statewide Great California Shakeout.
During earthquakes, be sure to drop, cover and hold on.
During earthquakes, be sure to drop, cover and hold on.

Where will you be at 10:20 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20? If you're on campus, you may participate in the campuswide earthquake drill, coinciding with the Great California Shakeout exercise.

During the drill, campus participants will "drop, cover and hold," and/or review safety information. Campus emergency communication resources will also be tested, including the mass notification system (outdoor loud speakers), SDSU Alert (text messaging) and social media.

Get updates

The university's Facebook page (TheSDSU) and Twitter account (@SDSU_NewsTeam) will be updated during the drill. Those interested in signing up for SDSU Alert can find more information here.

For specific information related to the drill, such as how participate, click here (opens PDF).

Emergency preparedness refreshers

Additionally, emergency preparedness refresher training for campus department safety coordinators is scheduled in advance of the drill on the following dates:

  • 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11         
  • 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 
  • 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 14

Please contact Kristen Ross, occupational safety manager in the SDSU Department of Environmental Health and Safety, at 619-594-2856 to RSVP or for additional information.

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