Theft Prevention Tips for Residence Halls

Emergency Services

  • 9-1-1 campus phones
  • Bluelight or Elevator phones
  • 408-924-2222 cell phones

Non-Emergency Services

Anonymous Reporting

  • Always keep your door locked and never prop-open a door that should be locked or closed.
  • In group residences, ask strangers to wait in the common areas while their friends are summoned.
  • Lock your room door and windows when you leave (even if only for a minute) and take your keys with you.
  • Offer assistance to strangers on your floor. If they have legitimate business, they will appreciate your help. If they do not, alert the residence hall staff and/or UPD.
  • When moving in or out of your residence, keep your room locked. Also, do not leave your car unlocked when loading or unloading.
  • Do not leave coats, books or other valuable items in common areas. Keep them in your room.
  • If you see or hear something suspicious, call UPD immediately:
    • Dial 9-1-1 on any campus telephone
    • Use any campus Bluelight phone
    • Use any elevator phone
    • Call 408-924-2222 from a cellular phone
    • Visit UPD located at 377 S. 7th St. (in front of the South Garage)
  • Take your valuables home during vacation.
  • Never keep large sums of money, jewelry or other valuables in your residence hall room.
  • Get to know your neighbors and watch out for each other.