• Walk confidently; look ahead and make eye contact.
  • Stay aware of your surroundings. Don’t be distracted with electronic devices.
  • Wear reflective-colored clothing at night to make you more visible.
  • Walk with a friend.
  • If you think you are being followed, divert your route to a populated area.
  • Trust your instincts. If someone makes you uncomfortable, move away from that person.
  • Drivers are required to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, but may not. Stay alert for oncoming traffic.
  • Never leave any personal belonging unattended.
  • Be careful of blind spots, or "No-Zones," around cars, trucks and buses. Always assume the driver does not know you are there.
  • Use the FREE Campus Escort Service. Available 24/7 by calling 612-624-WALK (9255).


  • Use sidewalks.
  • Alert others of your presence.
  • Remove skates indoors.