Welcome to Michigan!

The Division of Public Safety and Security is thrilled to welcome our new and returning students to campus! Now that you’re moved in and ready to begin another exciting, safe year at the University of Michigan, we have a few tips and reminders for you.

Be Smart!

Save our contact information in your phone

You never know when you may need help. We’re here 24/7 to make sure you feel safe. Add our contact information to the favorites list in your phone so you can contact us quickly.

We also recommend downloading the DPSS mobile app, available in the App Store and Google Play. With the app, you can:

  • Report a crime
  • Submit tips about suspicious activity
  • Request after-hours transport
  • Receive emergency alert notifications
  • View crime alerts and a campus map

Sign-up for UM Emergency Alerts

If there were an emergency on campus, how would you know? Students, faculty and staff are automatically signed up to receive the alerts via email. DPSS recommends also signing up for voice and text alerts on Wolverine Access. Find more information here.

Follow DPSS on social media

Follow DPSS on Twitter (a new Facebook page is coming soon) to receive campus safety and security information and tips throughout the year. You also might see a Police K9 photo or two — who doesn’t love dogs?!

Register your laptop, personal electronics and bicycle

Laptops, personal electronics and bicycles are often targets for theft on campus. We recommend securing your belongings and never leaving items attended. As an additional safety measure, DPSS offers a free property registration program that assists in the recovery of items in the event they are stolen. We encourage all students to take advantage of this program.

Students who register their bicycle before Friday, Sept. 7, will be entered to win a U-Lock to secure their bicycle!

Say Something

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. What can you do to help keep our campus community safe? If you see suspicious behavior, say something! More information on what to report and where to report it can be found here.

Remember, DPSS is here to help! Never hesitate to contact us if you are feeling unsafe. We also encourage you to say hello when you see us on campus, we love meeting our fellow Wolverines!

Here’s to another successful, safe school year — welcome home.