Personal Preparedness

As members of the Georgetown community, it is important to be prepared in the event of an emergency. This includes knowing what to do in the event of a building evacuation or shelter-in-place situation. During emergencies, essential information and instructions will be provided via HOYAlert, the University’s mass notification system.

If you would like to learn more about emergency preparedness, please contact OEM at or (202) 687-8234. Below are some resource links that can help you prepare for emergencies that could impact the Georgetown community:

Ready DC –

Ready.Gov – 

National Weather Service (Baltimore/Washington Office) –

Severe Weather Preparedness – 

Winter Weather Preparedness – 

Extreme Heat Preparedness – 

Active Shooter – 

See Something, Say Something –

Prepare your Health –

Until Help Arrives –

Earthquake Preparedness – 

Cybersecurity –

Fire Safety –