The best possible security in the residence halls takes the cooperation of all who live there. Students should lock room doors at all times and, for their own security, should not prop any exterior doors that are closed and locked.
Each residence hall is locked 24 hours a day, except for the main entrance into the main lobby. From there, locked doors separate each wing from the lobby.
Students have 24 hour access into their own hall using Calvin's card access system and their ID cards. Between midnight and 7 a.m. students can only enter through the main lobby for safety reasons.
Calvin employs its own Campus Safety staff who patrol the campus, assist students and help provide a secure environment.
Safety Escorts - Students who desire escort service to and from various areas on the campus may contact the Campus Safety office. A telephone is available near all parking areas. Students are encouraged to make use of the escort service to avoid walking alone on campus after dark.
Loss or Thefts - Missing items which you believe have been stolen should be reported to Campus Safety. Students should be aware that theft does occur on Calvin’s campus. Although the incidents of theft and property destruction are low, it is always a good idea to exercise caution by locking apartment doors and car doors, keeping valuables in a secure place and not leaving clothes unattended in laundry rooms for long periods of time.
Although the college will use all reasonable efforts to protect students’ property, it is understood that the college is not liable for any loss. Students should determine whether their property is covered by their parents’ homeowner insurance policy. If a student’s property is not covered, they may wish to purchase a minimum contents coverage policy.
Fire Procedures - If a fire alarm has been activated in a campus building, always assume there is a fire. Know the locations of fire extinguishers, posted evacuation routes, exits and fire alarm systems in your area.
If you discover a fire
Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station.
Alert people in the immediate area of the danger and that they need to evacuate.
Immediately exit the building, closing doors between you and the fire.
When you are in a place of safety, dial 3-3333 and inform Campus Safety of the location and nature of the fire.