Daylight saving time ends this weekend, and at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, clocks will be turned back an hour. This means it will be getting darker earlier around campus.
With that in mind, the Division of Public Safety has provided several tips members of the Case Western Reserve University community should keep in mind when they’re out at night—whether on campus or off:
- Use available transportation options any time of day—but especially at night.
- There are several shuttle bus routes that serve the CWRU campus and University Circle. Check the routes.
- Safe Ride vehicles, driven by campus security officers, are available every day from 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. on campus and in University Circle. (Use the Safe Ride app? Please run an update on the app to improve functionality.)
- The Greater Cleveland RTA is another option when traveling off campus, with bus and train routes servicing the University Circle area.
- When on foot, walk in groups and/or use well-lit and well-traveled main routes, such as Euclid Avenue.
- Pay attention to your surroundings rather than looking at your electronic devices while walking.
- If you find yourself in a situation that makes you nervous, take preventive action by doing things such as crossing the street, entering a business or altering your route.
- Around campus, there are emergency blue light phones that have an emergency button and two-way call access to the university’s 24-hour Communications Center. Calls are recorded and police respond immediately.
- Download the Rave Guardian app on your phone and know how to use it. The app can serve as a mobile panic button in an emergency.
- If you see something suspicious—no matter the time of day—report it by calling the CWRU Police Department at 216.368.3333.