The good news is that Canadian cities – and university campuses – are extremely safe places to live! But, as anywhere, you still want to be careful and take the necessary precautions. Here are some tips to ensure your stay in residence is as safe and secure as possible:
• Keep your room / unit door locked at all times, use deadbolt lock if supplied.
• If your keys or swipe card are lost, report it immediately to a residence staff person.
• Do not leave valuables in a visible location.
• Label all your personal belongings.
• Do not open doors or sign people that are not personally known to you into the residence buildings.
• Report any suspicious person or behaviour to a Residence Assistant or Campus Community Police immediately. Lock your door and phone for assistance.
• Do not prop any doors open.
• Walk with a friend at night and use well travelled and well-lit roads.
• Do not leave messages saying no one is at home.
• Secure your windows if living on the first floor.
• Report all damaged locks, lights and other safety hazards.
– Arwen KiddPosted: Sep 4, 2012