Community Safety

Division of Student Life

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill



Do you know what to do in an earthquake? Reed College participates in the international Great ShakeOut Earthquake drill every year. 

The annual international ShakeOut earthquake drill is officially held on the third Thursday every October. Countries all around the world are encouraged to participate to help their citizens prepare for the possibility of an earthquake occurring in their area.

This year, the third Thursday in October occurred during Reed's fall break, so Reed College held its ShakeOut drill on Wednesday, October 25th. The whole Reed community was requested to participate.

Here are the winning photos from this year's submissions:

Reed employee underneath desk Reed employee underneath desk

Reed CUS employees underneath desk


For the 2023 ShakeOut, Community Safety will gave away three of these awesome high quality Mover Max emergency kits from Judy. Check it out! 


exterior picture of Judy emergency kit photo of Judy emergency kit contents

The Great Shakeout!

earthquake poster stating to drop, cover, and hold on