Evacuation Procedures - Day

This outlines the role of MLC personnel in the case of an emergency in the building (such as fire) that requires evacuation or requires movement to assigned safe areas within the building. All building personnel have a role in assisting MLC Security in:

  • Notifying building users that there is an emergency requiring evacuation
  • Directing building users to evacuation routes and assembly areas
  • Informing Security Staff if there are any building users trapped or requiring assistance in evacuation.


Because building users will be exiting the building from multiple doors, outside assembly areas are any spaces that are at least 200 feet away from the building. These include:

  • Tate Center Plaza
  • Baxter Street Extension Sidewalk
  • Quad in front of Tate Expansion
  • Fine Arts
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Memorial Garden (behind Military Science)

Once you have notified the building users on your floor, proceed to the exits and to the door you will be monitoring.


In the event of severe weather only, MLC staff will meet in front of 1st Floor West elevator lobby. Once staff have gathered, they will be dispersed as needed to various areas by MLC Security and Facilities staff. If persons need to take shelter indoors, MLC staff will assist in letting patrons know where the “safe areas” are in the building:

  • 1st floor restrooms and classrooms
  • CTL office area, Room 170
  • 1st and 2nd floor elevator lobbies and hallways
  • Mechanical hallway on 1E behind classroom 102
  • Loading dock hallway


No one shall re-enter the building until told to do so by UGA or County emergency personnel or the Facilities / Security staff in the building.


Staff Evacuation Assignments

417 Office Staff

Clear entire 4th floor including 4E, Vending, 4C, Staff Room, 4W

3 East Desk Staff

Clear 3E, including North Tower, Reading Room, Group Study Rooms

3 Central Desk Staff

Clear 3C (including central classrooms), Vending, Group Study Rooms

373 Office Staff, 3 West Desk Staff, and Digital Media Lab Staff

Clear 3W, including 4 labs, Digital Media Lab, 367 classroom, and Group Study Rooms

Security Guard(s), Shannon Bennett

2W, including classrooms, Group Study Rooms, Faculty Prep Room, 2C

Erin Leach, Chris Dial, 373 Receptionist Staff

2E (including classrooms) Group Study Rooms,
Jittery Joe’s

CTL Staff (1st Floor)

Clear 1st Floor Classrooms, Vending - if inside assembly is required, notify faculty and students that 1st Floor Classrooms are a safe area, to close window shades and stay put.

Door Monitoring Assignments

First Floor


Lumpkin Street Entrance

Jessica Williams

South Plaza Entrances

Mark Baird, CTL Student Staff

Bookstore Entrance (Emergency contact entrance)

Shannon Bennett, Erin Leach, Kasie Fable, Security Guards

Head Terrace Entrances

Amber Prentiss

Colonnade Entrance
(at base of stairs under bridge)

Alvin Crews, Sandra Riggs

Second Floor


Café Terrace Entrance

Jittery Joes Staff, Tammy Hester

Security Door (also monitor bridge traffic coming to the MLC from Tate)

EITS Student Staff, Elizabeth White

North Tower Entrance

Tommy Jones, 417 Staff

Military Science Entrance

Steven Barrow, Peter Doucette