General Safety Guidelines
- Never go out alone with strangers, regardless of how nice they appear.
- Exercise care before isolating yourself with a new friend. Isolation and uninterrupted time may lead to a vulnerable situation.
- Do not ride with or offer a ride to a stranger; it places you in unnecessary danger.
- Do not share your address or gate code with individuals you meet on the street or other casual acquaintances.
- Meet new acquaintances in public places other than your apartment.
- Avoid walking at night.
- Use a buddy system.
- Keep your apartment door locked always.
The University is committed to maintaining high standards of safety and security. Every effort is made to provide adequate security by the AdventHealth University/AdventHealth Orlando campus security departments and the Student Housing team. Contact the Student Housing Office at 407.896.5869 IMMEDIATELY if you see suspicious individuals around the apartments; security will be notified immediately.
Do not approach or open the door for suspicious individuals. If a safety incident occurs, individuals involved are required to fill out an AHU Incident Report for University records. Always be alert and take responsibility for your personal safety. If you feel in danger, observe criminal activity, or walk late at night, call University Security at 407.353.4002 for an escort (Sunday – Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.).
Please see Student Handbook for additional information.
Security officer hours at the University Housing complex are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. daily. Telephone number for AHU Security: 407.353.4002.
For other emergency situations, contact the Student Housing Office at 407.896.5869. If they are unable to assist you, they will contact the Dean on duty.
There are two “Emergency Only” phones located adjacent to the laundry rooms at Bay Run.
Surveillance cameras are located throughout Student Housing areas for your protection. Students tampering with surveillance cameras will be subject to a $500.00 fine and possible further Student Housing discipline.
Physical violence or verbal assaults will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal from Student Housing. Victims of an on-campus assault have the right to file a police report against the abuser.
The use of candles, kerosene lamps, halogen lamps, incense, firecrackers, gas cans and other flammables are prohibited in student apartments. Plugs must be for 110 volts and be UL approved. Students in possession of prohibited appliances will receive one warning before the appliance is confiscated. Additional violations will result in a $100.00 fine.
Fire Codes do not permit the use of live Christmas trees in Student Housing. Artificial Christmas trees must meet all fire safety regulations. Mini lights must have the UL label attached and may only be plugged in while you are in your apartment. All apartment decorations should be removed prior to the Christmas break. Failure to do so will result in a $100.00 fine.
Tampering with or misuse of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, or fire protection equipment will result in discipline and a $200.00 fine.
Candles / Incense
Burning candles, incense, or potpourri is strictly prohibited. A fine of $100.00 will be issued for violations of this policy.
Each student apartment is equipped with a smoke detector, which is checked monthly. Tampering with a smoke detector (including removal of the battery, disassembling the detector, or relocating a detector) will result in a $200.00 fine. Should you notice a defective smoke detector, notify your RA immediately and submit a Work Order Slip to the Student Housing Office.
In case of a storm such as a tornado or hurricane, all Residents should seek immediate shelter. Housing will follow the University’s guidelines during a storm. During a Hurricane that is considered a category 2 or above, Housing will close, and all Residents must vacate Housing property and find shelter for their safety.
The University as well as Housing will send out alerts as to when school will resume, and when it is safe to return to Housing, respectively.
In case of a flood, Housing does not provide renter’s insurance and will not be liable for any property damage that occurs during a natural disaster.