Please be sure to always follow these precautions for your safety:
Each apartment unit is equipped with a smoke detector, which is connected to the building fire alarm system. When activated the smoke detector will ring locally (in the apartment) for 2.5 minutes, then switch over to the building fire alarm system. In addition, each apartment unit has a sprinkler system, which will be activated in the event of a fire. Candle display or usage is not permitted in the apartments (i.e., all candles, whether decorative or functional, are prohibited).
When the sprinkler system within an apartment unit is activated, the fire alarm system in the building will be triggered. To avoid accidental activation of the sprinklers do not touch, pull on or hang items from sprinklers.
Please observe the following fire safety guidelines:
The safety and security of your apartment unit and building largely depends on you. Each apartment building is equipped with Wildcard Access Systems to ensure your security. Your apartment unit is equipped with a card-access, key or combination lock. These systems will only be effective, if you utilize the following guidelines:
Even with the most sophisticated security systems, thefts can occur. We encourage you to review your family's insurance policies to see if your on-campus residence is covered and have coverage extended to your belongings here. Alternately, you might consider purchasing renter's insurance. Villanova University assumes no responsibility for the loss, destruction or theft of students' personal possessions at any time, including those times when students are attending or absent from the University.
For your safety and security, please use the following emergency telephone numbers for the Department of Public Safety:
When calling from outside the University telephone system, please use Area Code (610):
● Office: 610-519-6979
● Medical Emergency: 610-519-4444
● Health Center: 610-519-4070
● Residence Life: 610-519-4154