UNCG Police Department

McIver Exercise


On February 1, 2018, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will be conducting a law enforcement oriented, mass casualty full-scale emergency exercise. The purpose of this exercise is to test the university and community’s emergency response and recovery plans and capabilities. The exercise will take place in and around the UNCG McIver Building, located at 1008 Administration Drive.

The exercise is expected to begin around 9 AM and last until mid-afternoon. There will be a large police and emergency services presence on campus that day dedicated to the exercise, but an appropriate number of public safety officials will remain available to respond to real emergency calls during that time.

Agencies Participating:

Agencies participating in this exercise include both UNCG resources as well as local, state and federal response partners. UNCG participants include the University’s Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Emergency Planning and Response Team, Crisis Policy Group, and the Crisis Information Center. Community partners participating in the exercise include: Greensboro Police Department, Greensboro Fire Department, Guilford County EMS, Guilford County Emergency Management, Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina A&T State University, State Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the American Red Cross.

Impacts to the Campus:

To provide a realistic scenario for emergency responders and to ensure a safe exercise, the exercise operation and the location of the scene perimeter will result in some temporary changes to daily campus operations.

Road/Sidewalk Closures (6 AM to 5 PM)

  1. Spring Garden Street in both directions from Tate Street to Forest Street
  2. The north sidewalk that parallels Spring Garden Street from Forest Street to Tate Street (sidewalk closest to Foust Park)
  3. Highland Avenue from Spring Garden Street to Oakland Avenue
  4. Walker Avenue from the parking lot behind the McIver Building to Tate Street
  5. College Avenue from the Faculty Center to Spring Garden Street
  6. Administration Drive from Spring Garden Street to College Avenue

Parking Closures

  1.  The top two floors (4th & 5th) of the Oakland Parking Deck
  2.  The SE portion of Lot 008
  3.  Lots 13, 14, & 15
  4.  All parking on Highland Avenue

Additionally, all vehicles parked inside the exercise perimeter will be required to move by January 31st by 8 PM. See image below for exercise perimeter.

Simulated gunfire may be heard between the hours of 9 AM and 11 AM.

In addition to the full-scale exercise on February 1, the Greensboro Fire Department will also be using the McIver Building on Friday, February 2, through Sunday, February 4 to conduct training drills. The fire department will conduct three drills from 9 AM till 9 PM each day. During the drills, you can expect to see an increased fire department presence in and around the McIver Building. Administration Drive and Walker Avenue from Tate Street to the dead end behind the McIver Building will be closed during these drills.

Buses Route Changes

As a result of these road closures, Spartan Chariot routes have been altered slightly for the day. For those who would normally embark and disembark at the Administration Drive/College Avenue stop, we ask that you embark and disembark at the Walker Circle bus stop. The stop at Administration Drive/College Avenue and Lot 7 at the Studio Arts Building, will be closed.

Due to the McIver Building’s location on campus, there will be some impacts, mainly noise, that affect the surrounding buildings.

There will be a security perimeter established around the exercise to ensure members of the campus community do not enter the exercise area.  


To provide a realistic scenario for emergency responders, the UNCG exercise planning team is seeking volunteers to serve as role players for the exercise. Role players will be placed strategically throughout the exercise scenario as mock victims to be rescued and triaged for simulated medical care.

If you or someone you know would like to volunteer to be an exercise role player, please use this link, https://goo.gl/forms/IaTyqu5lSQaFMyR83.