Published: Jan. 12, 2021

We are on one of the most beautiful campuses in America. It is also a very safe campus with property theft (bikes, computers, backpacks, etc.) as our most reported crime. As we get ready to return to campus in just about a month, here are some steps to help you stay safe on campus or anywhere you are. 

  • Use a u-lock style bike lock and take your lock through the front tire and around your frame when locking it to the bike rack.
  • Register your bike through the campus registration system.
  • Never leave your valuable out in the open.
  • Register your electronic devices through the Office of Information Technology.
  • Always use the buddy system when walking or going for a run.
  • Be an effective bystander. Don’t ignore situations that seem problematic or indicators that someone is trying to take advantage of a person who may be vulnerable.
  • When walking, get your head off of your phone and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Close and lock your doors and windows to help prevent burglaries and assaults.
  • All residence hall residents should be conscientious about any strangers trying to enter buildings without an escort or by "tailgating" behind someone who unlocked the door.
  • Doors leading to living areas in residence halls remain locked 24 hours a day and visitors must be escorted by a hall resident. Do not prop open doors.
  • In case of emergency, make sure you get the message. As a CU Boulder student you are automatically registered using your email address once you become an active student. Please update your mobile number as needed in your MyCUInfo portal.