Safety and Security
Taking personal responsibility is a good way to ensure that you and your belongings are kept safe. A safe and secure residence requires effort from everyone – including residents. Do your part with the following safe practices:
- Lock your door(s) each time you leave your room and/or unit.
- Lock your room door and ground floor windows when you’re sleeping, when you leave your room or when you are alone.
- Do not let strangers into your unit or room. Speak to any person in your house or unit that you don’t know and ask them to go to the Commonsblock.
- Don’t leave valuables in plain view in your room or your car. It’s also smart to avoid having large amounts of cash in your room.
Personal Safety / Laptop and Bike Security
To find out more specific suggestions for laptop, bike and personal security to help you staying safe in residence and on campus. Read on...
Recording serial numbers, keeping copies and having private insurance means that if you are the victim of a theft, you’ll be able to move forward quickly. Always:
- Keep photocopies of all your identification, credit cards, anything that would have to be replaced if your wallet or purse were taken. It may make your life much easier.
- Ensure your belongings are covered by private insurance.
- Rent a safety deposit box at a nearby bank to secure your valuables.
Emergency Preparedness Kit
- Each resident is expected to bring their own personal 72-hour emergency kit. For tips on what to include in your personal basic emergency kit, read on....
- Bring a flash light in case the power goes out.
- Flu and Cold Preparedness Kit: Digital thermometer, Kleenex, Fever-reducing medication (acetiminophen or ibuprofen), Decongestant medication, cough syrup, lozenges, plastic liners for your trash can, soup packages, gingerale and juice packages.