Parents to Students
Your baby has graduated from High School and is heading off to College in New York City! There are lots of things to think about and plan including financial aid, class registration, meal plans, packing and, of course SAFETY. At LIM College, we take great pride in our safety, security and emergency response programs. Your student will receive safety and emergency response training during orientation and resident students must score 100% on a “Safety in the Residence Hall Test” prior to starting classes! This will be their first A+ as a college student.
In addition to our great programs, here are some safety and security tips you can share with your student as you prepare to send them off to college:
- Travel with a friend or in groups
- If traveling alone, let someone know where you are going and what time you will be back
- Be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions – don’t text and walk
- Know how to get help including finding “safe havens” in the City – safe havens may include a CVS, Duane Reade, Café, police station, fire station, etc.
- You don’t have to talk to strangers – no one should be asking college students for money or directions. If they do, it is ok to be rude and ignore them!
- Have an alternate route planned – there are free wayfinding apps available including Rome2rio, Citymapper, and others
- Download the LIM College app – There are great emergency contacts and instructions!
- Report any issues immediately – let a faculty or staff member know of any incidents right away!
- If overwhelmed, make an appointment with Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services
- Be a good friend – Watch out for fellow students. If you leave with three come home with three!
If you have additional thoughts you would like to share, send them to Linda Harris Paolillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.