Welcome Back to Campus: Safety Tips

Welcome Back to Campus Safety tips University of Michigan's Division of Public Safety and Security

Happy New Year! The Division of Public Safety and Security would like to welcome you back to campus! 

Start the new year off right by taking a few minutes to complete these quick, actionable items to help keep you and the U-M community safe.

#1 – Add DPSS Contact Info. To Your Phone

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

  • Download here
  • Enter our contact information manually
    • ALWAYS dial 911 in an emergency
    • For non-emergencies, dial (734) 763-1131 or text 377911
    • Email: dpss-safety-security@umich.edu

#2 – Make Sure You Can Recieve UM Emergency Alerts

If there were an emergency on campus, how would you know? The quickest way to receive a UM Emergency Alert is through the U-M Public Safety app, available in the App Store and Google Play

The app also allows you to:

  • Report a crime or suspicious activity
  • Find after-hours transport
  • Opt-in to receive crime alerts
  • View safety tips and DPSS news

Students, faculty, and staff are automatically signed up to receive UM Emergency Alerts via email and text. You can verify the mobile number register on this website: alerts.umich.edu. Find more information about UM Emergency Alerts here

#3 – Follow DPSS on Social Media @UMichDPSS

Follow U-M DPSS on Twitter and Facebook to receive campus safety and security notifications and tips throughout the year. 

#4 – Register your Personal Items

Laptops, personal electronics, and bicycles are often easy targets for theft. Remember to secure your belongings at all times. Never leave laptops, phones, backpacks, wallets and other valuables unattended for any length of time. 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. 

DPSS is always here to help, so please be sure to contact us at any time. We wish you a safe, successful, and healthy winter semester!