With the recent time change — daylight savings time ended at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 — it will get dark earlier in the evening.
The Washington University Police Department offers these reminders as part of the “Don’t be in the Dark” campaign:
1. Never travel alone. Always travel with someone.
2. Walk in well-lit areas. Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Don’t walk in alleys or other isolated areas.
3. Be alert. Always be aware of what is going on around you. Don’t wear headphones. Don’t engage in conversations with people you don’t know.
4. Trust your instincts. If it doesn’t feel safe, it probably isn’t. Move to a safe spot immediately and call for help.
5. If a thief confronts you, give them what they want. Don’t chase them, and blow your whistle! To obtain an emergency whistle, call 935-5084 or request one online at police.wustl.edu/whistle.html.
6. Take the Campus2Home shuttle. The Campus2Home shuttle will provide a safe ride home from the Danforth Campus for those living in four designated areas off campus — Skinker-DeBaliviere, north and south of The Loop and just south of campus — from 6 p.m.-4 a.m. seven days a week.
The shuttle leaves from both the Mallinckrodt Center and the Brookings Drive steps and takes passengers directly to the front doors of their buildings. Shuttle drivers then will wait and watch to make sure passengers get into their buildings safely.
For more information about Campus2Home, visit parking.wustl.edu/campus2home.htm.