Safehaven/Safewalk/Campus alone


We are located in the Campus Security Building (near the Bookstore).Come into Campus Security Services if you are ever in need of assistance. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our front foyer is a safehaven that has a surveillance camera and intercom that will put you in direct contact with the Dispatcher who can immediately radio a Security Officer for assistance.

SafeWalk — 250-721-7599

Campus Security Services provides a safe walk service, which is available to members of the University Community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The escort service is provided from building to building, building to vehicle, and vice versa within the boundaries of the campus, including Ian Stewart Complex.

When receiving a call for an escort, the Security Officers taking the request will make every possible attempt to have the safe walk service to your location as soon as possible. However, at times situations, eg., heavy call load, weather conditions, etc., do arise that may delay the escort. A call back number will enable us to contact you in the event of a lengthy delay.

Safewalk can also be requested by calling from any of Campus Security's 15 Direct Dial Phones located around the University campus.

Campus Alone — 250-721-7599

Campus Alone is a UVic program initiated and provided by Campus Security Services and is available to all members of the campus community who work or study on campus during the quiet hours of evenings, weekends, holidays, etc.

Individuals concerned for their personal safety while working/studying alone at night may telephone Campus Security Services at 250-721-7599 and provide the following information:

  • Your name, an exact location and phone number in the building if you will be working in an office or a personal cell phone number.
  • An estimated time of departure. If this changes, you must advise us.
  • Your mode of travel and, if applicable, a vehicle description and location where you've parked your vehicle.
  • Call us at 250-721-7599 just prior to your departure.

If we do not receive your call advising of your departure, a Security Officer will follow up and check on you. Note: We will make every effort to visit you when you are working alone. However, due to unforeseen demands, Security Officers may be involved with emergency situations and be unable to visit you.

Just a reminder, we encourage you to take advantage of the campus SAFEWALK program as well (see above). This service is also available to all campus community members who request an escort anywhere within the campus free of charge. Both CAMPUS ALONE and SAFEWALK programs are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and are provided free of charge.

In the event of an emergency or to report suspicious activity, contact Campus Security Services Emergency line at 250-721-7599 or 9-1-1 (Emergency) for Police/Ambulance/Fire.

Be smart. Be safe. Trust your instincts.