Parents and Family Checklist

There are a number of important steps that your son/daughter can take to be TUready:

Update their contact information in TUportal to receive TUalerts. If the student does not live in a residence hall be sure to update your local address. Remember to have your contact information added as an Emergency Contact.

Learn the vocabulary:

Shelter-in-Place means to stay inside, do not evacuate and close all windows and doors until notified that the area has been deemed safe again.

Evacuation means to exit the location that you are in, quickly and calmly. Do not use the elevators. Look for anyone who may need assistance to safely exit the building. Go to the designated Rally Point to check in.

All Clear is the message that will be sent once emergency personnel have investigated the scene and determined that there is no known continuing threat to the community.

Familiarize yourself with the emergency Blue Phone locations, TUr Door and OWLoop transportation services, and program Temple Police into your phone (215) 204-1234.

If you live off-campus it is critical that you learn about the resources available to you. The Office of Off-Campus Living has materials for you to consider when selecting a place to live. You must also do your research to know the local police and agencies that serve the neighborhood where you live. Be certain that you visit possible rental properties at night, find out how accessible it is to public transportation, and type the property address into the Philadelphia Police Crime Mapping database to get an idea of the activity in the nearby area.