Break Safety

Break Safety Tips for Students Temporarily Leaving Oxford

Oxford Police and Miami University Police offer some tips below to keep your residence and vehicle safe while you are away from Oxford:

All Students

  • Do not leave your car parked on a city street during breaks, as Oxford has a 72-hour parking limit.
  • You may purchase a temporary parking pass to leave your car on campus.
  • Make sure you have all needed travel documents with you before you leave campus.
  • If you are driving, have your vehicle’s fluids and tires inspected before you leave.
  • Make sure a friend or family member has your travel itinerary before you leave.
  • Give yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination.

Off-Campus Students

  • Request a vacant house check and police officers will monitor your windows and doors while you are away.
  • Lock all windows and doors and use light timers that can be picked up at either Student Life (110 Warfield Hall) or Armstrong 2012 (ASG Office).
  • Take all valuables with you or lock them in a secure location.
  • Take photos of the valuables you do leave behind and then snap a photo of the product serial number!
  • Do not turn off your heat. Check with your landlord with instructions to prevent pipes from freezing.