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Over the last 7 to 10 days, four students have reported to housing officials and UAPD that an unidentified male has entered their room through an unlocked door. In each case, the male subject left the room upon being discovered.
In the wake of these incidents, we would like to remind you that the very best way to insure your personal safety and the safety of your belongings is to lock your residence hall door at all times, whether you are in your room or not.
Do not let a missing key be the reason to leave your door unlocked. If you or a roommate has lost a room key, please submit a work order for a new key through this link on the Housing and Residential Communities Web site, <a href=“http://housing.ua.edu/on_campus/work_order_request.cfm”>http://housing.ua.edu/on_campus/work_order_request.cfm</a>. You may also contact your community desk for assistance.</p>
<p>If you see or experience anything unusual in your residence hall at any time, please contact UAPD immediately at 205-348-5454.</p>
<p>To keep you and your home safe, remember to lock your door at all times.</p>
<p>Housing and Residential Communities</p>
<p>Tell your kids to keep those suite doors locked, and to lock their bedrooms at night. My D’s suite in Riverside North is one of the four mentioned. Turns out a roommate had lost her key and was leaving the door unlocked when she went out. It’s easy to feel safe in a secure building, but in truth its not that hard for someone to get in if they are motivated. Happily, no one has been harmed but parents need to drive the point home about locking doors.</p>