Tips for Having a Safe Spring Break

Updated March 5, 2024, to include a link for spring break 2024 campus hours.

Keep these things in mind to make your spring break the safest and most fun it can be.

  • Always be mindful of your surroundings.
  • Lock your doors and windows at all times, even when you are home. Leave an inside light on while you are away.
  • Look out for each other. Walk in groups in well-lighted areas.
  • Know the local laws and ordinances, especially regarding alcohol consumption, parking, noise and use of outdoor areas.
  • Be the friend you’d want to have when your peers need assistance.
  • Call local police immediately if an incident occurs, or if you become concerned about your safety.
  • If using rideshare, check for a match on your phone to ensure you are getting in the right vehicle. Stay awake/alert during your ride and keep your belongings close by.
  • Know how and where to seek medical assistance in the event you need it. Be sure to have your insurance card with you at all times.
  • If you have an emergency (accident, illness, injury, etc.) while you’re away from campus, please let us know so that we can provide follow-up support when you return to campus. You can notify us by calling UAPD at 205-348-5454.
  • Keep in mind, should you remain on campus during the break, campus offices including the Student Health Center and Pharmacy will be closed. See other hours for campus offices and services during spring break 2024.
  • Remember that crime can happen anywhere. Take a few minutes to review the information in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide.