Most classrooms are accessible, however, if there is a problem or concern with access to a class, students should follow the Classroom Accessibility Procedure to have classes relocated in a timely manner.
Most programs and services on campus are accessible. However, if there is a problem or concern about access to a particular program, students should first contact the program to request relocation. If necessary, contact the Disability Resource Center for assistance or see this page for Program Access for Inaccessible Buildings. Questions about accessible seating for athletic events call (706)542-9053.
- Aderhold Hall: 3rd floor south, across from offices 315-318 (Carlton Street side)
- Aderhold Hall: 4th floor north, across from room 402 (Green St. side)
- Aderhold Hall: 5th floor south, across from offices 547-551 (Carlton Street side)
- Aderhold Hall: 6th floor north (top), across from room 601 (Green St. side)
- Biological Sciences Bldg: 2nd floor north, across from Janitor’s closet and room 201 (Field St. side)
- Biological Sciences Bldg: 5th floor east, across from room 546 (Cedar St. side)
- Biological Sciences Bldg: 8th floor west (top), across from room 807 (Cedar St. side)
- Boyd Graduate Studies Bldg: 8th floor east (top), by the Animal Quarters (DW Brooks Mall side)
- Brooks Hall: 4th floor north (Herty Dr. side)
- Brooks Hall: 4th floor south
- Caldwell Hall: 6th floor south (top) (Herty Dr. side)
- Chemistry: 6th floor west (top), by elevator (Cedar St. side)
- Chemistry: 6th floor east (top) (Field St. side)
- Clarke Howell Hall: 2nd floor north (top)
- Forest Resources 1: 3rd floor north (top), across from room 306 (DW Brooks Mall side)
- Forest Resources 3: 5th floor south (top) across from room 513
- Geography/Geology Bldg: 3rd floor (top) west end, elevator (Cedar St. side)
- Health Center: 3rd floor (top) north/east (back of the building)
- Journalism: 5th floor west (top) (Sanford Drive side)
- Law Library Annex: 2nd floor (west) in between elevator and automatic doors
- Leconte Hall: 2nd floor (north) stairwell closest to lift
- Life Sciences: 5th floor (top – east) Pod-A Biochemistry
- Life Sciences: 5th floor (top – west) Pod-C Genetics
- Main Library: 4th floor (east) outside stairwell by water fountains
- Main Library: 7th floor (top – east) outside stairwell by water fountains
- Miller Plant Sciences Bldg: 3rd floor (west) (DW Brooks Mall side)
- Park Hall: 3rd floor (top – west) (Baldwin St. side)
- Psychology Bldg: 6th floor (top – north) (Baldwin St. side)
- Sanford Hall: 3rd floor (top – east) (Herty Dr. side)
- Science Library: 4th floor (top – east)
- Miller Learning Center: 4th floor (top – east-south)
- Tate Center: 2nd floor (central – mezzanine) Campus Life office
Important things to consider concerning what you should do during a fire
- Where are the exits?
Get to know the facilities where you live and attend classes, and the path that you may have to use in an emergency.
- Are there designated places of refuge?
Since no one knows where a fire might start, there are very limited areas of refuge. The safest place to be is in an enclosed stair, which has an exit directly to the outside. The stairway provides a separation from the fire and allows rescuers an avenue to you. This is especially true in high rise buildings. You should limit your use of high rise buildings, especially late at night when the building are sparsely occupied. Devices to assist with rescue, called “Evac-chairs” have been installed in 29 of the most commonly used buildings on campus. These chairs are for use by rescue personnel, and their locations are known to rescuers. The Athens-Clarke County Fire Department rescue truck, stationed at the downtown station, responds to all emergency calls to campus and is equipped with one of the “Evac-chairs”. Closed doors also prevent rapid spread of fire. Close all doors behind you, between you and the fire, and especially the stair doors.
- What phone number do I call for help?
If you use a campus phone, you must dial a 9 before the number, this includes the 911 emergency services. If using a public phone not on the campus system, you can call 911 directly. The other number to call is 542-2200 for the University Police Department. If you become trapped in a room and there is a phone, call both of these numbers and tell them exactly where you are.
- What do I do if there is no phone in the room and I am trapped?
Get to a window, open it if you can, and hang something out the window that is noticeable. If you cannot open the window, break it if possible. Wet yourself if possible. If there is a sprinkler in the room, and the room is getting smoky and hot, set off the sprinkler and stay under it. Cover yourself with water or damp towels if possible.
- When are fire drills and how should I participate?
Unannounced fire drills are held in academic buildings, and in Residence Halls every semester. You should participate by going to a stair landing and requesting assistance or exiting the building, if it is accessible to egress. Elevators usually are recalled automatically to the main exit floor and should not be used in drills or under real emergency conditions. There are some buildings, however, such as the journalism building, which has an exterior elevator that can be used in emergencies because they are separated from the building.
- With whom do I discuss fire safety or special accommodations? Can I tailor an evacuation plan to my individual needs?
Call the Fire Safety Office at 542-5627, or the Disability Resource Center in Clark Howell Hall at 542-8719.