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 falls during Reed's fall break, so Reed College will be holding its ShakeOut drill on Thursday, October 28th. The whole Reed community is requested to participate. If you snap a picture of you and/or your crew participating in the drill (DROP! COVER! HOLD ON!) and send it to the Community Safety director, you can win a great prize! For the 2021 ShakeOut, Community Safety will be giving 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