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Community Outreach: students
Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services

Safety Tips

Traveling off-campus tips:

When you leave campus be sure to:

Living off-campus tips:

When you leave your home for any period of time be sure to:
  • Lock all windows and doors and move any valuable items that may be visible from the outside.
  • Remove all extra hidden keys you may have outside and use dead bolt locks to avoid doors from being forced open.
  • Make your house appear as though someone is living there:
    • Ask a neighbor to take in your mail and newspaper, park their car in your driveway, and put out your trash.
    • Turn off and unplug any electric appliances including but not limited to: toasters, hair dryers, curling irons, portable heaters, etc.
    • Lower heat to 60 degrees to ensure pipes won’t freeze, and the boiler won’t be working in excess to provide heat.
  • In Case of emergencies and to learn more about safety tips visit the Hofstra’s Public Safety Page: Public Safety. For information about the Hofstra Night Shuttle click here: Hofstra Shuttle


Be sure you DO NOT:

  • Put your name or address on your key rings.
  • Announce your travel plans in public or to anyone you cannot trust (including Facebook and Twitter or any other social networks).


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Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services