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1. If you are out late and ready to go home, we recommend:
2. Keep your valuables secure. Many thefts can be avoided. Don't leave your laptop, smartphone or keys unattended. Lock your residence-hall room, even if you are just running down the hall to pay for a pizza. Lock your locker in the rec center. Don't leave valuables (GPS, a computer, textbooks) in sight in your locked car; instead, hide them or stow them in the trunk.
3. Empower yourself. You will meet many people in the weeks ahead, and many will become friends for life. But as you go about, please be cautious: The first couple of weeks of school in particular can be an exciting time as you develop new relationships. But take it slowly. Don’t allow friends and new acquaintances to pressure you to engage in behaviors (i.e., sex, drugs, alcohol) that you feel are risky or that make you feel uncomfortable. You have the right to make healthy, informed choices based on your own values and feelings.
Additional safety services:
The Roo Express shuttle is expanding the hours of its downtown route until 4 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and it is adding 12 stops in the neighborhood south of campus.
The "Zip Home" downtown weekend shuttle also stops near Canal Park downtown and at various points on campus.
Visit the shuttle's website.
IN AN EMERGENCY: Pick up a blue-light emergency phone or call University Police at any hour at 330-972-2911 or 9-1-1.
If you notice something unusual or something that causes you concern, call 330-972-2911 at any hour.
Non-emergency questions may be directed to UAPD at 330-972-2911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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