Residence Hall Security

All security activity in UC residence halls is supervised by the Residential Security Sergeant. 

Each of the high rise buildings have a Security Monitor (SM) posted at the entry of the building during late evening hours. In addition, Community Service Officers (student employees of UCPD also known as CSOs) patrol the residence halls during the evening hours.

Resident Assistants provide safety programs for students, especially at the beginning of the year, and each unit is  assigned a UCPD officer (a Residential Security Liaison) for additional coordination and information exchange.

The residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, and entry is controlled by a mechanical key system, but every resident can participate in keeping the halls safe for all by monitoring access, keeping areas locked, and observing and reporting any suspicious persons.

More information about security measures in the residence halls is available in the publication, Bear Necessities, "The Guide to Student Living in the Residence Halls," available as a PDF at the Residential & Student Service Programs (RSSP) webpage.

We also recommend the Residential Student Service Programs, Health and Safety Section.

Crime statistics for campus housing (as required by the Clery Act) are published each year in the UC Berkeley Campus Annual Security Report.

Request a Safety Escort

To request a BearWALK escort at night, call (510) 642-9255 (2-WALK) from campus phones, or go to the BearWALK website no earlier than fifteen minutes before you need the escort. Learn more at the website.