University Housing

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Safety & Security

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Your Safety is Key

A safe student is a successful student, and University Housing takes your safety very seriously. We expect you to make good decisions and care for your community, and with an on-campus community of 4,000+ strong, there are a few things that we can do to look out for each other.

Tips & Services

  • Sign up for the UO Alert text messaging system to stay informed.
  • If you lose your keys or your ID card, tell the Housing Service Center as soon as possible. It’s more important that we keep our community secure.
  • If you are visiting another building, wait outside until your friend lets you in.
  • Only let someone into the building if they are your personal guest.
  • Never prop open outside doors. Keep your room door locked and closed unless you are home.
  • Register your bike and your computer with the University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD).
  • If you ever see someone you don’t know in your residence hall, ask them who they are and why they are there. You should also let your student staff member know.
  • Report incidents to professionals.
  • If you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe, call UOPD.
    For non-emergencies: 541-346-2919. For emergencies: 9-1-1.

When walking around campus at night, it is always a good idea to go with a friend or two. The interactive
UO map also has marked paths that are well-lit and near to the UOPD emergency call boxes.

Safe Ride

The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) also provides a service called Safe Ride.
UO students can make appointments to receive a ride home in one of Safe Ride’s vans. This service typically runs until midnight during the week and until 2:00 a.m. on weekends.

Safety in Your Hall

Each residence hall room and community includes many safety features. Below are some highlights.

  • One-way peep holes
  • Resident-only access to living areas of the building
  • Unique key or card locks for every resident's room
  • Smoke detectors