UPennAlert Public Safety Notice  

Civil Unrest

Emergency215-573-3333

UPennAlert Public Safety Notice

Civil Unrest

At approximately 8:47 pm on Monday, October 26th, a large group of approximately 150 protestors gathered at 52nd & Locust Streets, and marched through West Philadelphia. At approximately 9:15 pm, approximately 50 individuals broke off from that group and marched to 40th and Chestnut Streets, breaking windows of businesses and vehicles in the area. The group then left the area, heading west on Walnut Street, out of the Penn Patrol Zone.

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Penn Police continue to monitor the activity in conjunction with Philadelphia Police. Penn Police and Allied have increased patrols in the area.

Update 9:56pm: All clear in the west side of the patrol zone. Police and security officers will continue to patrol the area.

Update: Last seen heading westbound on Walnut Street at 44th Street.

Update: Last seen heading westbound on Walnut Street at 41st Street.

Update: Last seen heading westbound on Walnut Street towards 40th Street.

Update: Last seen heading southbound on 39th at Walnut Street.

Civil unrest in the area of 4000 block of Sansom Street.  There are approximately 50 protestors last seen heading eastbound on Chestnut from 39th Street. Police responding, use caution, avoid area.

Additional police and security officers are in the area. For your safety, please ensure you lock your windows and doors.

The Division of Public Safety will continue to provide special checks throughout the Penn patrol zone, to register or learn more, visit: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/contact/propertycheck/

Please be sure to use the Walking Escorts and Riding Escorts available to you free of charge.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

UPennAlert Registration: Visit: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/upennalert for information on how to register.

Penn Guardian: Visit: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/safety-initiatives/pennguardian/ for information on the PennGuardian system.

Contact Information: Emergencies: 215/573-3333 or 511 (from any campus phone)

Help Line: 215-898-HELP (4357)

Special Services: 215/898-6600

Escort Services: Walking 215/898-WALK (9255)

Penn Transit Ride Service 215/898-RIDE (7433)

General Information: 215/898-7297

  • Posted on October 26, 2020 at 9:25PM
  • Last updated

Emergency Procedures

Building Name: College Hall
Address: 3450 Woodland Ave
Building Area of Refuge (BAR)
Primary
Ben Franklin Statue
Secondary
Love Sculpture
Building Relocation Site
Primary
Van Pelt Library
Secondary
Houston Hall
Building Shelter-in-Place Area
Corridors: Ground Floor and 2nd Floor & room 209
Shelter-In-Place
( Hazardous Materials )

Purpose: To shelter occupants inside the building in the event of a hazardous/ biological material, severe weather, or other emergency incident outside of the building.

  • Go inside the nearest building.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Report to the building’s shelter area.
Evacuate
( Fire )

Purpose: To alert occupants to leave the building in the event of an emergency incident, such as a fire, inside of the building.
Notify and assist those needing help in the immediate area.

  • Close all doors as you exit.
  • Activate fire alarm pull station.
  • Evacuate the building via nearest exit; report to BAR listed above; and call emergency number.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Do not re-enter building until authorized by emergency personnel.
Lockdown
(Active Threat/Active Shooter)

RUN (Evacuate): When an active shooter is in your vicinity

HIDE (Hide Out): If evacuation is not possible, find a place hide.

FIGHT (Take Action): AS A LAST RESORT, and only if your life is in danger.

POLICE RESPONSE: When law enforcement officers arrive: Keep your EMPTY hands raised and visible. Remain calm and follow instructions.

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