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Tips for Having a Safe Spring Break

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 Friday, March 10, at 5 p.m. through Monday, March 20, at 8 a.m.
  • Remember that crime can happen anywhere. Take a few minutes to review the information in UAPD’s Safer Living Guide.