Safety in University Apartments

University Housing and Dining takes student safety very seriously. Please familiarize yourself with the University Apartment Manual, which includes detailed information about emergency preparedness, evacuation areas, fire & life safety details and more.

There are many things you can do to help keep your property, and yourself, safe. If you ever feel unsafe on campus, call 9-1-1. If you want to reach UTPD's Administrative Line call 512-471-4441.


Apartment Safety

  • Get to know your neighbors.
  • If a taxi or automobile drops you off, ask the driver to wait until you are safely inside.


Campus Safety

  • Use SURE Walk to avoid walking alone at night.
  • When walking, avoid dark, vacant or deserted areas. If you are followed or see suspicious activity, move to a lighted building or area and raise a commotion.
  • Activate a Police Help Phone (the yellow call box with a blue light on top) or a fire box.
  • Keep your keys in hand when you are walking at night.
  • Carry a noise-making device, such as a whistle, and have it ready to use.
  • Be alert, observant and aware of your surroundings and any other people on the street with you.
  • If you work or study late, alert a friend so they know where you are and when you will return.
  • Individuals who use alcohol should drink in moderation to avoid situations where their judgment would be impaired.