Residence Hall Safety

Sharing a room also means sharing the responsibility for making it a safe place. Chances are you and your roommate may have different takes on what safety means. Therefore, discuss the following items and come to an agreement about how you'll keep the room, your belongings, and one another safe.

  • Carrying keys and ID cards: What happens if someone loses their keys?

  • Locking the room: Will it be locked when you're down in the bathroom or study lounge? How about when you're out of the building? Sharing passwords and phone codes: How does this impact the other roommates' safety?

  • Following policies: If one roommate is doing something illegal in the room, how will this affect the other?

  • Hosting guests overnight: What parameters will you establish?

  • Allowing people to enter our room when no one else is there: How does this decision by one roommate impact the other?

To maintain optimum safety, residence life strongly recommends that doors remain locked, passwords and codes not be shared and keys/ID cards remain with their owners.