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Residence safety tips

How to stay safe on campus

  • Keep room doors locked at all times when room is unoccupied or when tenants are asleep.
  • Do not lend keys or leave keys where they can be stolen.
  • Do not leave valuables in a visible location. 
  • Identify all personal belongings, including clothes.
  • Do not open front door to strangers or non-residence Personnel.
  • Question strangers who appear in the building or notify Campus Security immediately.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash, and don't share credit cards or PIN numbers.
  • Do not prop doors open.
  • Walk with a friend or friends after dark (buddy system), try to walk in well-lit paths and never accept rides from strangers.
  • Do not smoke in bed or have open flames in residence rooms.
  • Bicycles should be secured with a good locking device.
  • Do not leave messages saying no one is home.
  • Lock windows if living on the first floor.
  • Report emergency maintenance calls to Campus Security at 514-398-7770.
  • For all other emergencies, please contact Campus Security at 514-398-7777.