Accidents happen. Emergencies happen. Disasters happen. If we expect the unexpected, we can reduce everyone's risk.
The effects of accidents, emergencies and disasters can be minimized if everyone knows what to do in times of crisis. Royal Roads takes steps to prepare our campus and university community to deal with the unexpected. We have plans and people — like our emergency wardens — in place to help everyone stay safe. You can do your part by participating in emergency training opportunities and reviewing safety materials.
Planning for the unexpected
Our 565-acre campus is beautiful. It also has some inherent hazards.
- Our forests are vulnerable to fires.
- Our shoreline is vulnerable to tsunami waves.
- Our buildings and roads are vulnerable because we are located in an earthquake zone.
We have campus-wide plans for dealing with the unexpected, including major events like a global pandemic.
Our emergency wardens know our campus and are well prepared. They are ready to help in a campus crisis.
You can help, too.
Join emergency training sessions. Review safety materials. And be prepared to help when emergencies arise. The links on this page will help you be ready.
Be prepared for major events
Campus closure information
RRU campus may be closed because of heavy snow, extreme weather or other emergencies. Find updates on our website or social media.
In an active threat situation, call 911. Don't confront a violent person. If the situation is unfolding in a different area than where you are, remain in place.
Building fire, floor or gas leak
Here's what to do if you discover a fire, flood or gas leak in a building at Royal Roads University.
Forest fire evacuation plan
RRU's 565 acres are home to many beautiful trees, which bring the threat of forest fires. Royal Roads has a forest fire evacuation plan for everyone on campus.
If there's a power outage at RRU, follow these steps, which include leaving the area, contacting Security and following the lead of your emergency warden.
Areas of Royal Roads University are inside the tsunami line. Learn what to do in the event a tsunami alarm is raised and how to get to safety at high ground.
Emergency wardens and captains are RRU colleagues who help evacuate coworkers from the workplace during an emergency.