Going back to college this fall is different than it’s ever been. To help ensure a safe return to campus, we teamed up with personal safety expert Pete Canavan to put together practical tips you can use on campus or around town.
We also created a COVID-19 college safety guide to help you stay safe as school gets started during the global pandemic.
If 2018 numbers are any indication, more than 20 million students in the U.S. will head to college this fall.
Unfortunately, with so many students, dorm rooms, and valuables, even America’s safest college towns experience some forms of crime—including burglaries, thefts, or assaults.
While safety is a priority for most colleges, it’s still important to take action to improve your personal safety and keep your belongings protected.
Before heading off to college, review these nine safety tips.