With many students just now enjoying the beginning of summer, there is still the excitement of starting classes in a few months. Perhaps this will even be your first time away from home in your brand new dorm room! While it’s exciting to think about your new friends, decor, and independence… it’s also an important time to think about safety and security.
Here are a few things you should think about when preparing for your time in your new dorm on campus.
DON’T PUT YOUR SCHEDULE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
It might be tempting to share out your exciting new class schedule… but don’t. If you want, share it privately with those who need it.
KEEP DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED
While you want to enjoy the freedom of college living, also be aware that you should always keep your space secured.
PUT AWAY EXPENSIVE STUFF
That snazzy new laptop might look dope sitting on your desk for all to see, but it just isn’t worth it. Stash expensive items away and out of sight.
INVEST IN A LOCKBOX
This is another level of security for those important items you can’t go without. Keep anything of vital importance locked away when not in use.
LOOK INTO GETTING INSURANCE
This can possibly be added to a parent’s homeowner’s insurance, and can assist in replacing items if they are stolen.
KEEP A BELONGINGS INVENTORY
On this list we recommend also including serial numbers to any missing items, and even using a subtle color coding with stickers or a spot of nailpolish. That way if something goes missing, it’ll be easier to track it down and claim ownership.