• Trust your instincts. They are the most reliable guides
  • Always lock your apartment door even when you are home
  • Never open your door to anyone you don’t know - ask for ID
  • Never leave your valuables in plain view. Always lock your car and/or bicycle
  • Keep windows locked when you are not home or sleeping
  • Keep emergency numbers by the phone or refrigerator
  • Know your neighbors. Choose someone in case of emergency
  • When walking, stay in a well-lit area and know where you’re going
  • Avoid traveling alone, if possible. Be aware, confident and cautious
  • Utilize Suffolk University’s Escort Program

Fire Safety

National Fire Protection Association

  • Safety information and fire prevention tips

Campus Firewatch

  •  monthly, electronic newsletter on campus fire safety

U.S. Fire Administration

  • Fire prevention tips, fire prevention campaigns and other safety information

Emergency Notification Systems in Boston & Surrounding Communities

Suffolk University community members living in Boston or a surrounding community are encouraged to sign up for their local community's emergency notification system


Did you know that you can receive messages from the City of Boston about snow emergencies, parking bans and school closings? To register for this service, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/alertboston