Safety Tips

General Safety Information

Safety information from the Dean of Students Office PDF.

Natural Disaster/ Emergency Preparation

General Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparation for Your Car

Keep a warm blanket, water, food, and a flashlight in your car in case of emergencies. A roadside safety kit is also useful to keep in your car. In the winter, include an ice/snow scraper, foldable shovel, and a pair of gloves.


Make sure you know where to go in your apartment in case of a tornado. The basement or an inside room without windows on the lowest level of the building are the safest place to go. If you live in a large apartment building, your landlord likely has instructions on where to go in the event of a tornado or fire.

Fire & Carbon Monoxide 

Check your fire and carbon monoxide alarms (these may be combined as one alarm in some buildings) at least every 6 months, although every month is better. Plan a few safe escape routes in case of a fire in your building. Clean out the lint trap in your dryer every time you use it to prevent fires!

Renters Insurance

Purchasing renters’ insurance is an important way to protect your belongings in the event of an emergency such as a fire or flood as your landlord is not liable for items that get damaged or destroyed.