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Campus safety

petrovichpetrovich - Posts: 180 Junior Member
For current Cal students...how "safe" is the Berkeley campus? I have recently heard of spikes in on-campus violence, and this is discouraging me from attending. Is the school and even the surrounding off-campus area secured well enough to you?
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Replies to: Campus safety

  • petrovichpetrovich - Posts: 180 Junior Member
    Anybody? I'm really worried about going here.
  • insertnameinsertname Registered User Posts: 518 Member
    don't go walking around by yourself at 2AM and you'll be fine.
  • clueless2400clueless2400 Registered User Posts: 477 Member
    I mean, it's like a big city. Would you go alone to SF by yourself or NY? you shouldn't. especially at night. but if u did in the daytime, chances are you are somewhat safe and there are always people around. this is how it is at berkeley.

    there are a ton of ways to be safe though:

    1. berkeley provides Safety shuttles and people who walk with you.. the shuttles are just buses that go around campus from dorm to dorm so if your friends are in another dorm, it'll take you there safely. or you can have someone WALK with you and they are extremely friendly. on weekends, when you're drunk, they'll take u too!

    2. you can ALWAYS go with friends. especially as a freshman, you will live in dorms and if you're social and make friends, you always have people to go with. usually we go in packs so it's safe.

    make good friends..not ones that leave u by urself. and u'll find people like that but u'll also find people who care about u.

    3. homeless don't do anything to you lol

    4. don't go alone by urself after 10 or 11 PM.
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