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Emergency Information

Welcome to the Cedarville University emergency website. This site is designed to provide you quick access to information and updates in the event of a campus wide emergency.

Two Hour Delay on February 19

Due to the threat of blowing snow and cold temperatures, the University will be on a 2-hour delay on Thursday, February 19th. The day will begin with Chapel at 10 a.m.  Continental breakfast (only) will be served from 7 to 9:30 a.m. The fitness recreation center will not be open until 10 a.m.

Posted February 18th, 2015 at 6:01 pm.


Two Hour Delay on January 8

Due to the cold temperatures and anticipated windchill, the University will operate on a two-hour delay on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Classes prior to chapel are cancelled and the day will officially begin with 10 a.m. chapel. Faculty and staff are not to report to work until 10 a.m.

Posted January 7th, 2015 at 4:46 pm.


Tornado warning – all clear!

The tornado warning for Cedarville is now clear. You may leave your shelter location.

Posted May 14th, 2014 at 5:33 pm.


Tornado Warning

Tornado warning – seek shelter immediately.  Remain in place until further notice.

Posted May 14th, 2014 at 4:29 pm.


Network Maintenance March 4, 2014

The Information Technology Network and Infrastructure Services team will be performing work on various servers and the backbone of the campus network on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The work will include a complete outage of network and web services that is estimated to last from 7-8 p.m. EST. After that, access to various servers will be intermittent during maintenance work until approximately midnight EST.

The initial outage include all Google services requiring campus authentication (e.g. accessing services via a web browser; mobile devices set up with the two-step verification and unique password will continue to function).

Any changes to this anticipated schedule will be posted to this website.

Posted March 3rd, 2014 at 8:56 am.


Power Outage

This is a message from Cedarville University. Students are requested to return to residence halls immediately due to power outage. The temporary lights on campus will shutoff at 11 pm.

Posted February 17th, 2014 at 10:18 pm.


Two-Hour Delay

Cedarville University will operate on a 2-hour delay on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. The school day will begin with chapel at 10 a.m.

Posted February 5th, 2014 at 5:33 am.


University Closed 1/28/14

Cedarville University is closed on Tuesday, Jan. 28, due to the extreme cold weather. Emergency essential staff do not need to report. Meals in the campus cafeteria will be served based on the normal schedule.

Posted January 27th, 2014 at 9:39 pm.


Campus Closing Update

On Tuesday, Jan 7, all classes are cancelled and faculty/staff will operate on a two-hour delay. The new student orientation begins Tuesday at 11 am.. and the missions conference starts at 7 p.m. There is no missions conference at 10 a.m. Please be safe during this bitterly cold weather.

New Students: If you are on campus and need a key, please contact Campus Safety using one of the contact information methods listed in the banner above. Please review the Revised New Student Orientation schedule.

Posted January 6th, 2014 at 8:02 pm.


Campus Closed Monday

Due to the inclement weather, the Cedarville University campus will be closed today, Monday, January 6, 2014, including the start of pharmacy classes. Emergency essential personnel should report at the normal time.

New Students: If you are on campus and need a key, please contact Campus Safety using one of the contact information methods listed in the banner above. Please review the Revised New Student Orientation schedule.

Building Schedule:

All buildings are closed with the following exceptions:

  • HSC, SSC and DMC – the public areas such as lounges are accessible, but this does not include classrooms, labs and offices.
  • Student Life – the Associate Deans are in the office at the SSC to issue room keys to new students and transfers. Check with your Resident Director if you have any resident hall related questions.
  • The Cafeteria will be open for dinner this evening, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Updated 1/6/14 11:44 a.m. EST

Posted January 6th, 2014 at 6:29 am.


If you are notified of a "tornado warning", please go immediately to a shelter according to the following procedure:

IF IN: GO TO:
Alford Annex and Auditorium Ambassador Hall basement or Alford Annex interior corridor and restrooms
Ambassador Hall Ambassador Hall basement.
Apple TRC Computer lab 116, rooms 104, 105, 106 and adjoining corridor
Callan Athletic Center AC ground floor interior corridor between gym and locker rooms and area adjacent to elevator
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies
  • 1st Option: Room 116 and corridor area by rooms 116, 117 and 118
  • 2nd Option: Room 104 under desks
Stay off second floor and out of open atrium area.
Collins Hall Collins Hall basement area
Center for Teaching and Learning
Founders Hall basement
Dixon Ministry Center See information below**
Engineering and Science Center ENS ground floor corridor between rooms 144-170, faculty office area corridor between rooms 171-179, corridor between 142-144 and/or Science Center basement corridor between rooms 102 and 118
Engineering Project Laboratory Same locations as the ENS building
Fine Arts Building Fine Arts Building basement
Fitness Recreation and Health Center Same as Callan Athletic Center
Founders Hall Founders Hall basement
Human Resource Center Conference room and kitchenette area
HSC (Health Sciences Center)
Ground floor large lecture hall room 105 and lab room 126 if accessible
Library Lower level south (Rooms 17 and 20, MediaPLEX, Curriculum Materials Ctr. and Language lab and room 28.
Milner Business Bldg. ENS Science Center basement corridor between rooms 102 and 118
Patterson Hall Ground floor interior corridor or Collins Hall basement area
Service Center Service Center large interior break room, women’s restroom, ground floor areas of Carr and Marshall
Stevens Student Center See information below**
Tyler Digi-Com Center Ground floor interior corridors, classrooms and restrooms
University Medical Services Callan Athletic Center ground floor interior corridor and training room
Williams Hall Ground floor interior corridor

*Dixon Ministry Center: If time allows, as determined by campus safety officials: resident students go to their resident hall shelter locations; faculty/staff go to shelter locations for buildings where their offices are located; commuter students/visitors go to one of the following locations in the Dixon Ministry Center:

  • Music Center rooms 125 and 149
  • Interior corridor (located on west side of chapel) running between rooms 152 and 195
  • Christian Ministries interior corridor (located on the north side of the building) between rooms 191 adn 164 and inside room 164
  • Restrooms across from room 149
  • Rooms 157, 159, and 162
  • Rear of Chapel by base of staircases

If time does not allow: All occupants of the DMC should seek shelter in one of the commuter/visitor locations in the building.

** STEVENS STUDENT CENTER: Occupants should go to one of the following locations:

  • Rooms 240, 241, 245, 246 and Theater entrance area
  • Lower level (North end) corridor behind the bookstore to room 112
  • Lower level (North end) inside game room, computer lab, movement studio and restrooms across from game room
  • Lower level (South end) corridor between 153 and 164
  • Faculty/staff - seek shelter in any interior office, conference room or work area on the lower level of the building that is not near exterior walls, windows or doors.

Safery Procedures: Stay away from locations on or above second floors, inside elevators, near exterior windows and walls or wide span roof areas such as gyms or auditoriums. The best locations are located in interior corridors, restrooms, or other rooms on the ground or first floor of a resident hall that are in keeping with the criteria mentioned. REMAIN IN SHELTERS UNTIL AN ALL CLEAR BY CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICIALS.

  • Who should I call in the event of an emergency?
    • Dial 911
  • What constitutes an emergency?
    • A serious situation or unexpected occurrence that demands immediate action by professional medical or public safety officials

Are the Cedarville University residence halls and academic buildings up to fire codes/safety regulations?

All of the University’s buildings meet National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and Ohio Fire Codes based on standards relative to building style/construction, use grouping & year of construction. In fact, many of our resident halls and other buildings actually exceed standards by having both fire alarm and sprinkler systems, in conjunction with digital communication devices that contact local fire departments immediately when an alarm is set off.

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Does the University regularly check its fire safety equipment?

The University campus safety office oversees both the installation and maintenance of fire safety equipment. Each month campus safety personnel check the condition and working order of fire detection equipment in all campus buildings and residence halls. In addition, outside fire protection contractors test and service the buildings, sprinklers, alarms, and smoke detectors annually.

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Does the University hold fire drills?

The University has four scheduled fire drills per year and utilizes inevitable "false alarms" as opportunities to evaluate and improve student and staff response time to fires. Campus safety personnel are trained to assist the Cedarville Township Volunteer Fire Department in evacuations for fire drills and alarms.

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What residence life rules has the University established to help prevent fires?

No candles, hot plates, grills, or a number of other possible fire-producing items (listed in the the current Student Handbook) are allowed in the residence halls. Tampering with or misusing fire alarms, fire fighting equipment or safety equipment can result in suspension.

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How does the University promote fire safety?

Resident directors review fire safety procedures with students at the beginning of each academic year. In the fall of each year, campus safety holds a safety awareness exhibit in the Student Life Center reminding students of how dangerous fire can be and how quickly they need to react in the event of a fire. Periodic e-mail communications on fire related topics are also disseminated to all faculty, staff and students on the campus computer network. At Cedarville University the computer network is a primary source of communication to the university community.

The four fire drills held throughout the school year also serve as a training technique in evacuation procedures.

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Local Health Care Providers

(all within walking distance)

Chiropractor
Dan Vogelsong, D.C.
Kyle Medical Center
400 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314
937-766-9490

Dentist
Jerry Frasure, D.M.D.
Kyle Medical Center
400 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314
937-766-5207

Greene County Eye Care
Lindsay Florkey, O.D., M.S.
Dr. Gary Watts, O.D.
Kyle Medical Center
400 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314
937-766-2622

Local Pharmacies

Clark's Pharmacy (within walking distance)
9 S. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314
937-766-9900

Charleston Pharmacy
127 Chillicothe St., South Charleston, OH, 45368
937-462-8331

CVS
35 S. Allison Ave., Xenia, OH 45385
937-372-8047

IHS
100 N. Detroit St., Xenia, OH 45385
937-374-0899

Kmart
200 W. Main St., Xenia, OH 45385
937-376-4329

Kroger
1700 West Park Square, Xenia, OH 45385
937-376-5534

Walgreens
537 W. Main St., Xenia, OH 45385
937-376-0631

Wal-Mart
70 Hospitality Dr., Xenia, OH 45385
937-376-3700

Medical Facilities

If you need medical care or have an emergency when UMS is closed, you can go to one of these medical facilities for treatment.

Local Hospitals

Springfield Regional Medical Center
100 Medical Center Dr., Springfield, Ohio 45504
937-523-1000
72 N to Springfield, 72 becomes Limestone St., turn left on E. North St., hospital is on the right.

Greene Memorial Hospital
1141 N. Monroe Dr., Xenia, Ohio 45385
937-352-2700
72 S, right on Rte 42 into Xenia to first stop light, bear right, go about a half block to the first stop sign, turn right on Monroe Dr. and follow through a residential area, go about 1 mile, hospital is on the right.

Local Urgent Care Facilities

Community Urgent Care
2555 Creekwood Ct., Springfield, Ohio 45504
937-327-0552
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., 7 days a week, check in by 7 p.m.
72 N to Clifton, left on Rte 343, right on Rte 68, exit at Rte 40 W, right on Upper Valley Pike, right on Creekwood Ct. This facility has no X-ray capability at this time.

Community Urgent Care
2200 N. Limestone Rd., Springfield, OH 45503
937-399-5303
Hours:
Mon. through Sat., 9AM to 8PM, check in by 7:30PM
Sunday, 11AM to 5PM, check in by 4:30PM
72 N to Springfield, 72 becomes Limestone St.

GMH Urgent Care - Xenia
50 Progress Dr., Xenia, Ohio 45385
937-352-2850
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week
Rte 35 W. to Progress, turn right, building on left side.

GMH Urgent Care - Beavercreek
3371 Kemp Road, Beavercreek, Ohio 45431
Phone: 937-458-4200
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week
72 S, right on Rte 42 to Xenia, west on Rte 35, right on North Fairfield Road, left on Kemp Road. The building is on the left side of the road.

Hometown Urgent Care
101 S. Orange Street, Xenia, Ohio 45385
937-372-6012
Hours:
Mon. through Thursday, 9AM to 8PM, check in by 7PM
Fri and Sat., 9AM to 5PM, check in by 4PM
Closed Sunday

Emergency medical services are available at Cedarville University by calling 911, and are provided by Cedarville University Emergency Medical Service. CUEMS is a department of University Medical Services, and is a volunteer ambulance squad comprised of approximately a dozen students who are Nationally Registered EMT's, and who hold a license in the state of Ohio. The squad responds to emergencies both on campus and in the community through mutual aid with the Cedarville Township Fire Department. CUEMS is represented in the Student Government Association and provides exciting opportunities for ministry. Click here for more information on CUEMS.

What is a medical emergency?

Emergencies are not always obvious. You should call 911 from any campus phone if you think you are having a medical emergency. The following is a list of possible serious medical conditions or potentially life-threatening symptoms that might require the care of a physician or emergency room:

  • chest pain
  • confusion or severe weakness
  • disoriented, slurred speech
  • violent or aggressive behavior
  • fractures
  • hemorrhage
  • loss of consciousness
  • neck pain or neck stiffness, especially when it is associated with a fever and a rash
  • seizure
  • severe abdominal pain
  • severe headache
  • severe pain, numbness, discoloration, or coldness of any part of your body
  • shortness of breath
  • trauma where there is neck or back pain or the victim can't move
  • vomiting blood or passing blood in stool

Note: This is not a complete list of medical concerns or emergencies. For medical emergencies, call 911 from any campus phone.

Medical Facilities

If you need medical care or have an emergency when UMS is closed, you can go to one of these medical facilities for treatment.

If you are notified of a "tornado warning", please go immediately to a shelter according to the following procedure:

IF IN: GO TO:
Brock Hall Brock Hall basement or 1st floor interior corridors
Carr Hall Ground floor of Carr/Marshall interior corridors, rest rooms and laundry room
Cedar Park Apartments Apartment bathrooms
Faith Hall Ambassador basement or Alford Annex interior corridor and rest rooms
Green Center Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms of Johnson/St. Clair based on gender
Harriman Hall Fine Arts basment or Harriman 1st floor interior corridor
Huffman House Basement of Huffman or same location as Carr/Marshall/Rogers
Johnson Hall Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms
Lawlor Hall Ground floor units of Lawlor – go to interior corridors, restrooms, unit lounges
Maddox Hall Ground floor units of Maddox – go to interior restrooms
Marshall Hall Ground floor of Carr/Marshall interior corridors, rest rooms and laundry room
McChesney Hall Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms
McKinney Hall Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms
Miter Center Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms of McChesney/McKinney based on gender
Murphy Hall Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms
Off-Campus Housing Fine Arts basement or other campus shelter location
Palmer Hall Ground floor of Carr/Marshall interior corridors, rest rooms and laundry room
Printy Hall Ground floor units of Printy, go to interior corridors, bathrooms, unit lounges
Rickard Hall Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms
Rogers Hall Ground floor interior corridors of Carr/Marshall, rest rooms and laundry room
Shrubsole House SSC lower level or Shrubsole 1st floor hallway
South Hall and Apartments Fine Arts basement or South hall 1st floor interior corridor
St. Clair Hall Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms
Town Houses Ground floor interior bathrooms
West Hall (located behind Murphy and Rickard) Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms
Willetts Hall, Central and Wings Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms
Younger Center Ground floor interior corridors and restrooms of Murphy/Rickard based on gender

Safety Procedures: Stay away from locations on or above second floors, inside elevators, near exterior windows and walls or wide span roof areas such as gyms or auditoriums. The best locations are located in interior corridors, restrooms, or other rooms on the ground or first floor of a resident hall that are in keeping with the criteria mentioned. REMAIN IN SHELTERS UNTIL AN ALL CLEAR BY CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICIALS.

What is a tornado watch?

A TORNADO WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR A TORNADO TO OCCUR. At this stage weather conditions will be closely monitored, but it is not necessary to go to shelter locations at this point.

What is a tornado warning?

A TORNADO WARNING MEANS THAT A FUNNEL HAS BEEN SIGHTED IN OUR COUNTY (we are located in Greene County). If a TORNADO WARNING has been placed in effect, you need to seek shelter immediately. The following alert system will be utilized:

There will be a warning sounded by the village fire siren. This alert will consist of a gradual increase in pitch for thirty seconds, a maintenance of a high pitch for thirty seconds, and a gradual decrease in pitch for thirty seconds. In addition:

  1. Campus Safety will initiate the use of the Emergency Mass Notification System (Blackboard Connect ED).
  2. University Campus Safety personnel will announce the warning over a PA system from patrol vehicle(s) moving through campus, if it is safe to do so (funnel has not been seen in our immediate location in Cedarville) and time permits.
  3. RD's/RA's will make sure that their residents in the university dorms are aware of the danger and are moving to a shelter location.
  4. Campus Safety Officers will go to primary areas of occupancy, such as the Chapel when it is in session and the Cafeteria and Field House to make sure everyone has received the notification and are moving to a shelter location.

Every reasonable attempt will be made to notify all persons and to instruct them to go to designated shelters as outlined on this website.

Special Safety Information

If you are unable to reach a shelter area, individuals should go to inner corridors or restrooms on the ground floor of the nearest building. Stay away from windows or rooms located near exterior walls.

Other areas such as the following should be avoided:

  • Upper floors of buildings
  • Elevators (power may fail)
  • Food service areas
  • Auditoriums
  • Gymnasiums
  • Any structure with wide span roofs that are susceptible to collapse

Once in a shelter location, everyone should stay close to the floor covering your upper body and head with jackets, blankets, pillows, etc. when they are available. You may also consider shielding yourself further from falling debris by staying under heavy furniture.

If you are caught outside and cannot make it to a building shelter location, then go to the nearest ditch and lay flat, face down, covering the back of your head with your hands. Vehicles are dangerous places to be in a tornado.

Please do not leave shelter locations until the tornado warning is lifted. The "All Clear" is signaled when the village tornado siren is once again activated. In addition, the universities Emergency Mass Notification System will be reactivated letting everyone know that the warning has passed. Campus Safety vehicles will also tour the campus, making "All Clear" announcements from the vehicle PA systems.

For further information visit this site: http://www.ready.gov/tornadoes