Safety and Security

The University places a high priority on the safety and security of residents. We request that you cooperate with the security guards by showing your ID Cards on request. This is very important. The security systems which are in place are typical of the standards of universities this size anywhere in the world.

Emergency stairwells and security devices have been installed to ensure that each student can be as safe as possible. Fire drills have been developed to ensure that, in the event of a fire or any other emergency requiring evacuation, proper procedures are carried out safely and efficiently. It is of the utmost importance that students do not abuse or ignore the systems put in place, and that good safety is practise at all times. When ordered to evacuate a building, all must proceed quietly in a single line to the assembly area nearest to you.

The assembly areas are the front field to the north of the Calvin McKain Library, and the playing field to the east of the Alfred Sangster Auditorium. Proceed to the area that is nearest to you at the time of the emergency. The location corresponding to your building or school is your Assembly Area. Each location will be colour-coded.

Use of safety devices is not only for the protection of your individual dorms, but also for the University environment as a whole. Your security depends on you.

Please adhere to the following security guidelines:

  • Non-residents should not have access to keys or swipe cards.
  • Visitors must enter and exit the residence via the front door only.
  • Emergency exits should only be used in emergencies.
  • ID cards should be displayed at all times.
  • Residents should not walk alone at nights.
  • All students must participate in emergency drills; failure to do so will result in appropriate disciplinary action being taken.
  • The security officer on duty is empowered to enforce all regulations regarding the use of dormitories.
  • Students obstructing or impeding an officer from doing his or her duty will face disciplinary action.
  • Each resident of the dorms is deemed to be responsible for the behavior of his or her guest.
  • Any incident or infraction can be reported to the control room 24 hours per day by dialing 2170 internally, or 512-2170 by cell or external line.
  • In the event of an impending natural disaster please refer to the resident manager and the Safety and Security Department