Security & Safety

General Safety Tips

Staying safe on any college campus starts with making good decisions.

Remember that a college campus is part of the real world. The tips below will help guide you to the good decisions that will enable you to enjoy your college experience:

  • Keep emergency numbers and important contacts in your cell phone.
  • Create an “MSMC Security” contact in your cell phone with telephone number 845-569-3200.
  • Walk in well-lit areas at night, and if at all possible walk with a buddy.
  • Do not leave books, bags or laptops unattended in public places.
  • Do not let strangers into your home or dormitory building.
  • Keep bedroom and suite doors locked…even if you go out for just a short time.
  • Never prop open the exterior doors to residence halls.
  • Don’t tamper with any building security devices. They are there for your safety.
  • If you travel off campus, remember to NEVER leave a friend alone. Go out as a group, and come home as a group.
  • Report any suspicious person or activity to Campus Security & Safety.