In anticipation of the winter weather arriving tomorrow, Rivier University will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th. All offices will be closed and classes are cancelled. Check the Rivier website for complete information. Please travel safely for holiday break.

Public Safety

Personal Security


When walking or jogging:

  • Go with someone
  • Stay away from isolated areas
  • Try to stay near street lights
  • Hold your purse or briefcase tightly, close to your body
  • Put your wallet in a front pocket rather then in a back pocket
  • Dress sensibly: tight pants, clogs, or heels make movement difficult

If you're being followed: 

  • Cross the street or change direction
  • Keep looking back so the person knows you can't be surprised
  • Go to a well lighted area: enter a store, house, residence hall, classroom, or library anywhere there are people
  • Notice and remember as much as possible about the person so you can give a good description

Where you live: 

  • Keep your doors locked at night
  • Don't let strangers in
  • Don't leave door unlocked for someone planning to come back later
  • Do not prop locked building doors open

Protect personal and University property: 

  • Lock your door every time you leave
  • Don't store your purse in an unlocked desk drawer
  • Don't leave your belongings unattended in libraries, hallways, gym facilities, offices or classrooms

If you are working or leaving class late: 

  • Keep your office door locked
  • Lock all doors behind you when entering or exiting at night

Protect your car: 

  • Lock your car and take the keys
  • Lock valuables in the trunk
  • Park in well lighted areas
  • Don't hitchhike

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