Holiday Break Safety Bulletin
During the Holiday break, the University will experience far less activity than usual. Most of the buildings will be locked and remain unoccupied until University re-opens.
Before leaving consider the following ideas to help ensure that you have a secure work place to return to:
- Remove personal items normally kept in the office.
- Unplug small appliances and holiday decorations.
- Store away and lockup valuable equipment such as laptops and media that contain personal information.
- Turn off office computers to reduce the likelihood of unauthorized use or hacking.
- Secure spare master keys, passwords and pin numbers in locked cabinets.
- Secure University proprietary information as well as procurement cards.
- Consider appointing someone to be responsible for locking up the office at the final day before the break.
If you must return for any reason, it would be a good idea to contact Public safety dispatch to let them know where you will be. We sometimes get phone calls from family looking for members who have not returned home as planned.
The uniformed staff of the Department of Public Safety will be on duty throughout the holiday period and will occasionally be walking through the buildings conducting security patrols. During the long break, the buildings can experience undetected maintenance problems, water main breaks or critical power failures. Any of these can cause serious damage to the buildings, equipment and personal property.
Anyone in need of assistance can call 852-6111 for help or information. The escort service will remain in effect 24 hours a day.