University Police
Holloway Hall

Student Vacation Tips
Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Summer Break

     Student vacations are a time when many will be away from their off-campus apartment or house. The safety of these residences is of a great concern for police departments. Some off-campus residences have burglarized in years past. Here are some crime prevention tips to be aware of while you are away on vacation.

  • Have good locks on the doors and windows - use them.
  • Make sure your residence appears lived in - not empty.
  • Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on the place while you are gone.
  • Use timers to turn on lights, televisions, or radios while you are gone.
  • Turn your phone ringers down or off.
  • Do not announce your absence on your answering machine.
  • Try to leave a vehicle parked in your driveway while you are gone.
  • Take all valuables with you.
  • Ask the local police to check you residence while you are away.