University Disaster Kit

This list was developed from FEMA's Ready.gov website. Quantities and amounts were adjusted to account for a student living in a resident hall setting.

Basic Kit

  • Water, 2-3 bottles
  • Food, at least a one day supply of non-perishable food
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask
  • Moist towelettes for personal sanitation
  • Cell phone with chargers

Additional Items to Consider

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Important documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
  • Cash or traveler's checks and change
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from ready.gov
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items

For Faculty, staff and students that do not live on campus, view the full lists on the ready.gov website.