There are eight single-student residence facilities, comprised of 29 buildings, on campus—housing a total of approximately 4,000 students. Several thousand students live in private apartments and other facilities within walking distance of the campus.
Access to the eight residence facilities is restricted to student occupants, their escorted guests, authorized vendors, and authorized university personnel. Residence hall entrance doors are locked 24 hours per day; residents are issued keys or key cards for access. During designated hours (usually including weekends), student desk staff in ﬁve of the eight halls monitor entrance doors to verify residency and register guests.
When guest check-in is required, guests and hosts must surrender photo IDs at the time of check-in. Guest check-in is not required in upper-class halls. Most residence hall lobby areas and most elevators are equipped with unmonitored cameras which record activity that can be reviewed later by university police if needed. Many residence hall emergency exits are equipped with alarms which sound if a door is misused or propped. Student room/suite doors all have locks on them and most close automatically.
Residence hall staff members make periodic rounds of each building; they receive specialized training from the university’s Public Safety department regarding safety and security matters and the enforcement of university policy. University police and security ofﬁcers conduct unscheduled patrols of residence halls when possible.
Residents receive training on safety and security matters via a required on-line education program, meetings in residence halls, and optional educational programs. Programs include topics such as personal safety, crime prevention, and sexual assault prevention. Periodic safety inspections of student rooms are conducted in accordance with established procedures.