Residence Hall Safety
Follow these recommendations to reduce risk to yourself and prevent crime from happening in your residence:
respect building access rules; do not let strangers or unauthorized people into controlled areas
keep your doors and windows locked when you leave your room, even if you visit a friend down the hall
report all suspicious persons and activities to your residence director, or to UPD
Room and suite precautions
Be alert and use common sense. Be vigilant and watchful to avoid becoming a victim of crime. Take these simple precautions to reduce the risk to yourself and discourage those who commit crime:
Report all suspicious persons and activities to UPD at (831) 655-0268.
Always lock the door behind you whenever you leave your room - even if just for a minute
Close and lock your windows whenever you leave your room
If your window or door locks do not work, contact Residential Life immediately at (831) 582-3378
Keep your valuables, purse or wallet out of plain view from the window
Have your keys ready and enter your dorm room or suite as quickly as possible when returning home.
Keep your curtains and blinds closed at night.
Do not hide door keys outside and do not loan keys to anyone other than family members or trusted friends.
If you hear a prowler inside your dorm room or suite, get out, if possible. Avoid any confrontation with the prowler and call UPD.
Place lights on a timer when away from your residence for an evening.
Positively identify anyone at your front door before opening the door.
Respect access code rules; do not let strangers into controlled areas.
Do not tape or put any objects in your door jam. You may forget that you’ve done so and leave your vulnerable to theft.
If you have expensive equipment (computers, stereos, etc.), engrave them with your California ID or driver’s license number.
Have your computer software properly licensed. Enter the appropriate names of the owner into the computer when installing. Send your registration card into the software company so that there is a record of your purchase.
Check your peephole before you open your door. If you can’t see anyone, don’t open the door.
Report any building safety problems to the R.A.
Call for Nightwalk Service (831) 582-3573.