UNT to participate in emergency exercise May 3

In keeping with UNT’s commitment to maintaining a safe and secure campus, UNT is partnering with Denton County emergency responders to conduct an emergency exercise training drill today, at Apogee Stadium. The exercise will begin at 10 a.m. with staging starting at 8 a.m. It is expected to conclude about 1 p.m.

As part of the emergency exercise, UNT also will test its Eagle Alert System today. Find out more about Eagle Alert.

UNT also will have some drill activity at Discovery Park, which will NOT result in a disruption of classes or business there. Parking should not be impacted either.

Student parking in Lot 85 will be affected before and during the Apogee Stadium drill and those permit holders will receive specific communications. During the drill, bus routes for Victory Hall stops will be re-routed to Lot 86. DCTA may announce some variations to the detour via Rider Alerts during the exercise. Bus routes and parking will return to normal operations by this evening.

UNT conducts periodic emergency drills, exercises and training sessions to better prepare for events that could impact the university. Lessons learned from incidents at universities across the country highlight the importance of training and underline the need to have a cohesive, coordinated response.

During the exercise, police, fire and ambulance units from several agencies will be in and around Apogee Stadium.

Unless students, faculty and staff have business at Apogee Stadium, Victory Hall or surrounding buildings during these times, please avoid the area.