Public Safety offers tips, and parking permit pickup times

It may seem like common sense, but the speed of life picks up as classes resume and it's easy to overlook basic safety precautions.     Brandeis's Public Safety Department is reminding students of some fundamentals:

  • Don’t prop open outside doors to residence halls.
  • Never let strangers into your residence hall
  • Alert University police of suspicious people at extension 65000
  • Know where emergency phones are located and walk on lighted paths.
  • Make sure all window and door locks are operating properly
  • Always lock your room door, especially while sleeping or going out
  • Use the Escort Safety Service which begins Thursday August 26th

Don’t get towed:
To ensure emergency access to all residence halls, please respect fire lanes.  These lanes, surrounding Ziv, Ridgewood and The Village Residence Hall are to be used by emergency vehicles only.  Cars left in these lanes will be towed immediately by Brandeis Police.  Also, the Electronic Gate Access for Ziv and Ridgewood is restricted to Emergency Vehicle use for Community-related concerns.

If you have a question, please contact  x64240 or

Car owners please note:  Decals for on-campus parking may be picked up at the following places and times:

Faculty and Staff:  Wednesday August 25th from 9:30-12:30 at the Parking Office in Stoneman.  One representative from each department may pick up all department parking decals.  That staff member should bring along his or her staff I.D.  There is no fee.  Alternate pick up times may be arranged for departments unable to retrieve the decals on August 25th.  Please affix the new decals as soon as they are received; the old decals expire August 31st.

Students may pick up parking decals at the Atrium in the Shapiro Student Center from 9:00a.m. until 3:30p.m. on the following schedule:
--  Wednesday, Sept. 1st - Last Name beginning with A -­ K
--  Thursday, Sept. 2nd - Last Name beginning with L - Z
--  Friday, Sept. 3rd -­ Students who have not yet picked up a sticker
Bring along a driver's license, vehicle registration & student ID.  The fee is
$120.00 for Commuters, $60.00 for Charles River and $250.00 for residents. The fee will be charged to the student's account.  Students returning to Brandeis may park their cars in any student lot until decals have been issued.  Please remember that students parking in a faculty/staff area are subject to ticketing and towing.

Parking questions may be directed to Donna Cottens at the parking office: x64250 or dcottens@brandeis.ed
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