MCB 150
The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign |
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  • The University police have created a handout for guidelines during an emergency. It is available here.
  • Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, so it’s important that we take a minute to prepare for a situation in which our safety could depend on our ability to react quickly. Take a moment to learn the different ways to leave Foellinger Auditorium. If there’s ever a fire alarm or something like that, you’ll know how to get out and you’ll be able to help others get out. Next, figure out the best place to go in case of severe weather – we’ll need to go to a low-level in the middle of the building, away from windows. And finally, if there’s ever someone trying to hurt us, our best option is to run out of the building. If we cannot do that safely, we’ll want to hide somewhere we can’t be seen, and we’ll have to lock or barricade the door if possible and be as quiet as we can. We will not leave that safe area until we get an Illini-Alert confirming that it’s safe to do so. If we can’t run or hide, we’ll fight back with whatever we can get our hands on. If you want to better prepare yourself for any of these situations, visit Remember you can sign up for emergency text messages here.
  • For those of you with evening exams or evening classes please review this information about Campus Safety:
    When possible please walk in pairs or groups. See the Campus Safety Web site at for suggested tips for staying safe on campus.

    Safe Rides: Offered by the Mass Transit District, SafeRides provides safe transportation between designated areas to University students, faculty, and staff. SafeRides is not intended to be a service of convenience, but rather a safe means of transportation when other travel options do not offer a secure environment.

    For more information, visit MTD Saferides website. To make arrangements for a SafeRide please call 217-265-7433.

  • Lecture begins on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM in Foellinger Auditorium.

  • Discussions begin the week of January 14, 2019 in 105 Burrill Hall.

  • The staff members supporting MCB 150 are more than happy to assist students in whatever ways that we can. As a student, please remember that when you email a staff member, it's important to include all pertinent information so that we can assist you in the most efficient and effective manner possible. This information includes:

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    • The course that you're concerned about (the staff members often work with multiple courses)
    • Your section letter/number
    • The previous email "thread" or previous communicated information pertinent to the situation
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    Your cooperation will help us respond much more quickly to your concerns. Thank you!