Welcome back to campus!

We hope you enjoyed your break if you were with us last semester and welcome you to campus if this is your first semester in Ann Arbor!

As you get settled in, we have a few tips for staying safe on campus.

Add our Contact Info

You never know when you may need help. Add our contact info to the favorites on your phone, so you can contact us quickly. There are two options:

Sign up for UM Emergency Alerts

Be informed when there’s an emergency on campus by signing up for UM Emergency Alerts. Students, faculty and staff automatically receive UM Emergency Alerts via email, but we recommend also signing up for voice or text alerts. To register, go to your campus personal information on Wolverine Access and click on the UM Emergency Alerts link. You can also receive emergency alerts via the Michigan App or the DPSS App even if you are not an active student, faculty or staff member.

Follow DPSS on Social Media

Follow U-M DPSS on Twitter and Facebook to receive campus safety and security notifications and tips throughout the year. Keep an eye out for pop-up safety tips on the University of Michigan Instagram story.

Register Your Laptop, Personal Electronics or Bicycle

Laptops, personal electronics and bicycles are often targets for theft. Remember to secure your belongings at all times. Don’t leave laptops, phones, backpacks, wallets and other valuables unattended—not even for a minute. Registering your personal property can act as an added deterrent to theft and assist in the recovery of your property in the event that it is stolen.

Help Protect our Home

Everyone can, and should, contribute to the safety of our campus community. What can you do to help? If you see something, say something—promptly report crimes and suspicious behavior. Public safety is everyone’s responsibility. Find out more information on what to report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Remember DPSS is here to help 24/7, please be sure to contact us if you need assistance or feel like something is wrong. We wish you a successful and safe winter semester!