August 1, 2017

Safety Tips for College

Attending a college or university can be an exciting, yet nerve-wracking time for both students and parents. Students may be living away from home and on their own for the first time and parents may be experiencing an empty nest. If you have a child attending college or you are a first-year student, here are some tips to keep in mind.

Avoid walking back to your dorm or apartment alone late at night.

Many college campuses have security systems to request campus security to walk you back to your dorm or apartment.

Be aware of your surroundings.

If you are attending a college or university for the first time, learn the campus! You don’t want to get lost on your first day of class. Also, if you’re walking around campus at night, walk with your keys in your hand. Finally, while listening to music may relax you after a study session, remove your headphones when walking home.

Care for your dorm and your belongings.

Always lock your dorm or apartment when you leave. Be sure your electronics are unplugged and all appliances and/or candles are off.

We know that going to college can be a stressful time. With Providence Mutual, we can help ease your mind and be sure that your student is properly covered.

This summary is for general informational use only and may not include all relevant information.