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Residence Hall & Apartment Security

 Crime Prevention Tips:

With the move in weekend past us, it’s time to settle in and get the school year started.  One important thing that should not be overlooked is dorm room safety.  Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind as the school year starts.

  • Always lock your door. Make sure you and your roommate are on the same page about this. Even if you’re stepping out for a couple minutes be sure to lock up. Never give your key to another person. If you lose your key, request that your lock be changed as soon as possible.
  • Always communicate with your roommate and watch each other’s backs. Exchange class and work schedules so you have a general idea of where you’re supposed to be in the event that something happens.
  • Lock your windows when you leave the room and when you are sleeping. This is a good practice even if you do not live on the ground level.
  • Never open the door for strangers.  Always verify who is at the door by using the peep hole.
  • Always put your high priced items away. When you or your roommate have visitors to the room you do not want your Beats, cell phone, wallet, and laptop out for all to see. Eliminate that opportunity of theft.
  • Know all the evacuation routes within the building. In the event of an emergency you are not going to have time to check out the posted map. Learn this ahead of time. Communicate a meeting spot with your roommate and other close friends that live in the building.
  • Save these two numbers in your cell phone:

                                    Public Safety Routine:  860-768-7985

                                    Public Safety Emergency:  860-768-7777


Never take your personal safety for granted.  There is nothing wrong with being too cautious. College life can be exciting and you want the memories to be good ones. Make the most of your time here at the University of Hartford and remember, your personal safety starts with you.


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