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Safety and Security

Maintaining a safe and secure residence hall environment is the responsibility of each resident. Students are urged to use common sense to ensure their safety. Just as you would not open your door at home and invite a stranger in, you are encouraged to use that same judgment with hall and room security. You are encouraged to keep your room door locked, to carry your room key with you at all times and not to lend your room key to others.
Security Stations provide additional security at hall entrances during the late night/early morning hours. Only main entrance doors remain unlocked during front desk hours; all other building doors are locked 24 hours daily.
The University Police Department provides the same basic services one would expect from city law enforcement agencies. The department enforces civil and criminal codes and traffic laws as well as rules of the University System. University police provide security and safety educational services to the University community. For 24-hour-a-day assistance and information, call (920) 424-1212.
  • Safe Walk Program-The University Police and Residence Life offer a Safe Walk program in which Community Service Officers (CSO) accompany students to destinations around campus. The CSO Safe Walk program is available Sunday-Wednesday 7:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. and Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.-4a.m. To receive a Safe Walk, call (920) 424-1216.
  • Night Security Stations-We provide Security Stations in all residence halls while school is in session, from 9:30 p.m.-2:00a.m. on Sunday through Wednesday night and 9:30 p.m.-3:00 a.m. on the Thursday through Saturday night.
  • Bathroom Doors-All residence hall floor bathrooms will be locked during the academic year and can be accessed by a resident’s bathroom key. Any tampering with the locking mechanism of the door or any door propping is a policy violation. On occasion, maintenance issues may prevent hall staff from locking a bathroom door. If a resident has a guest that will need to use the bathroom, a short-term guest bathroom key can be checked out at the front desk. Losing the key or not returning the key on time will result in a charge ($50) to the resident who is responsible for the guest.
  • Titan Alert-TitanAlert allows you to receive important information via text message to your phone. You can sign up to receive information about emergencies, parking notifications, school cancellations/delays, and weather alerts. To sign up, Or visit the UW Oshkosh homepage at, then click on Current Students on the top right corner, scroll down to the section titled Technology, and click TitanAlert. Follow the provided instructions