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Safety Tips

​​Alertness, confidence, and trust in your instincts are your best resources. Please see below for a few tips on personal safety: 
  1. Do not leave valuables unattended, even for short periods of time. Keep in mind, there is public traffic through many of our buildings.
  2. Travel in groups through well-lit and high traffic areas after dark. We also recommend:
  3. An unlocked and unattended office area is an open invitation for anyone who might wish to take advantage of the situation. Double check your lock on the way out. 
  4. Study in open areas around other people. An isolated, empty classroom might be quiet but it is not as safe and secure as a general area.
  5. If using a locker, always make sure the lock is secure.
  6. Try to carry a minimum amount of cash and credit cards.  Remember, no amount of property is as valuable as your life.
  7. Note the location of house phones and emergency call boxes and don't be afraid to use them if the need arises. 
  8. Report any criminal activity or suspicious individuals.

If Driving to Campus​

​Park in well-lighted areas, do not leave packages or valuables visible within the car, and always lock your vehicle. For information on parking permits at the Lincoln Park campus, visit Parking Services

If Biking to Campus

Always use a strong bike lock, such as a U-Lock. Use bike corrals​ if riding to the Lincoln Park campus.​​​​ For more bike safety tips, visit:  Theft Prevention – Chicago Complete Streets. ​

Bicycle registration with the City of Chicago is available online. Please register your bike as soon as possible. If something would happen to your bike your registration form will assist the Chicago Police Department in a speedier attempt to recover your bike.