Transportation & Safety

 

Transportation:

 

Temple Shuttle Services

215-204-7377
http://www.temple.edu/facilities/pdf/owlloop.pdf

 

Septa Services

215-580-7800

http://www.septa.org/

 

Commuting to Campus

As a college student with an active schedule, completing academic work and socializing with peers could cause you to travel to or from campus late at night or in the wee hours. Consider your transportation options:

 

Public Transportation

• Consult with SEPTA at www.septa.org for bus and subway travel and safety information.

•The Temple University SEPTA Regional Rail station is located at the eastern edge of the Temple University campus at

915 West Berks Street between 9th and 10th Streets.

 

Driving

• Parking may be available in your neighborhood but scarce on campus.

• Information about parking on campus is available at

http://www.temple.edu/facilities/pdf/owlloop.pdf

• Park in well-lit areas and be considerate of designated space for residents living in the community.

• Do not leave personal items in plain sight.

 

Walking

• Stay alert and be aware of the people around you.

• Walk purposefully, and make eye contact to show that you are confident and know where you are going.

• Avoid dark or hidden walkways.

 

Riding a Bike

• Pay attention to traffic laws and securing your bike.

 

Student Safety Tips:

 

Reducing Risks

Paying attention to your environment and taking precautions can

help to reduce the opportunity for crime to occur:

• Keep all doors and windows locked, even if you are just going out “for a minute.”

• If a window is left open a few inches for ventilation, it should be locked to prevent someone from opening it more.

• Don’t leave keys in mailboxes or under doormats.

• Know who is at your door before opening it.

Never let a stranger enter your home.

• Be suspicious of people loitering.

• Check photo identification for any service personnel.

• Deter others from knowing your electronic purchases by breaking the original packaging in flat cardboard – never leave the empty box curbside.

• Close curtains/blinds to shield items from view.

• Don’t discuss your finances or possessions with strangers.

• Keep property free of trash, litter, weeds, leaves, hazards and other things that indicate neglect in caring for your property.

• Make sure repairs are completed in a timely manner.

• Remove loose rocks and other objects that could be used to vandalize your property.

• Call the police at 9-1-1 if you are at home and hear or see something suspicious. Don’t take direct action yourself.

• If you return home and suspect someone has broken into your home, go to a safe location and call the police.

• Purchase renter’s insurance to safeguard your possessions.

• Make sure the house number is visible from the street so police and fire departments can see it in case of emergencies.

• If you have a vehicle, check on it regularly and do not leave any items in plain view.

 

Protect Your Home When You Are Away

Many of these actions are intended to make it appear that you are not away from home.

• Use timers to turn lights, radios, and televisions on and off during the day and night to make your home appear occupied.

• Stop mail and newspaper delivery, or have a neighbor pick up anything left at the home.

• Ask the neighbors to watch your home and report any suspicious activities.

• Leave your itinerary with a trusted neighbor or friend so you can be contacted in an emergency.

• When you leave for holiday breaks, take your valuables with you (TVs, radios, jewelry, etc.)

• Make sure your street address number is clearly visible from the street and is well lit at night so the police and other emergency personnel can locate your home easily.

• Keep a list of your serial numbers for electronic equipment in a separate location in case something gets stolen. This will help identify your lost or stolen goods.

• Keep a list of emergency numbers in your cell phone and in your apartment.

• Identify your property by etching your driver’s license number on any valuables that might be stolen. Photograph valuables that cannot be etched.

• Keep a detailed, up-to-date record of your valuables. Include type, model, serial number, and fair market value.