1. Fire Safety Notice If there is a fire in a residence hall
or an academic building, dial 1-911 and pull the fire alarm.
Use the stairs but never the elevator; walk quickly but do
not run. Never go back into a building unless told to do so
by the fire department or public safety.
2. Safety Escorts Public Safety will provide escorts to one
or two students via foot, bicycle, or cruiser patrol from campus
parking lots or academic buildings to your residence hall from
12:30 to 6 am. In order to maintain patrol and incident response
levels, transportation will not be provided from one residence
hall to another.
3. Unwanted Intrusions In the warmer weather, people may be
tempted to leave their windows open. Especially with ground-floor
and basement rooms, the possibility of unwanted intrusion or
theft is very high with unlocked windows. Whenever members of
the community leave their rooms or offices, and at night, they
should make sure that the windows are closed and locked securely.
If window locks are not in place, or are not functioning properly,
please call facilities management to have the locks replaced
as soon as possible. Notify Public Safety of any security or
safety issues. Always take your keys and your One Card with you
whenever you leave your room. See more safety information at
4. Improper Use of Fire
Escapes Students are not allowed to
be out on fire escapes except to escape from fires. Several students
have been injured as a result of using the fire escapes as a
means of getting from one room to another or for sunning themselves.
No one should use fire escapes except for emergencies.
5. Moving In Students are reminded to be especially watchful
when moving items into their room. Do not leave rooms or cars
unattended or unlocked when moving in. Larcenies occur when items
are left unattended. Also, do not leave valuables like computers,
stereos, etc., in vehicles overnight and avoid leaving belongings
visible in an unattended vehicle.
6. Fleet Classes Groups should plan ahead if they will need
fleet vehicles. Only drivers who have completed a fleet class
and have submitted a copy of their driver history will be allowed
to operate vehicles. This can take as long as six weeks. Call
the fleet office at x2826 to find out more.
7. Emergency Phones There are
19 emergency phones on campus, which can be identified by the
blue light above them. When the receiver is lifted, a signal
is sent directly to the Public Safety Dispatcher who will send
an officer to that location (with the exception of the Canoe
House phone where it is necessary to dial X2304). These are listed
in the Safe & Sound booklet and
Phones Each residence hall has an access phone near the main
entrance. This phone is for the use of students, staff, faculty,
and guests to contact residents to arrange for access to the
9. Parking All vehicles parked
on campus must be registered with the parking office. From their
arrival on campus at the end of the summer, students should be
parked in student lots and employees should be parked in employee
lots. Public Safety will be strictly enforcing parking rules
and regulations and is requesting the cooperation of the entire
campus community. Copies of the rules and regulations are available
in the parking office in central services as well as www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/dps/parking/parkrules.pdf. If you have questions about parking, call the parking office
10. Public Safety Online Information Center Information about
safety on campus, safety alerts and incident logs, crime statistics,
helpful hints on crime prevention and vehicle breakdown prevention,
parking, bicycle registration, Public Safety events, and more
are available at www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/dps. We are continually
updating our site, including links to other references so check
11. Public Safety Workshops Public
Safety officers are available to departments, groups, and residence
halls for workshops on topics such as self defense,
sexual assault awareness, alcohol and drugs, etc. If you would
like to schedule a workshop, contact the Public Safety office
at x2304 or visit www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/dps/services/workshop.shtml.
12. Public Safety Logs Public Safety provides logs to the Mount
Holyoke News each week, which are also at www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/dps/logs/index.shtml.
These logs are compiled from reports that are taken as a result
of incidents that occur on campus. Logs of every call public
safety responds to each day are posted outside the public safety
13. Safe & Sound Booklets In accordance with federal and
state laws, Public Safety has distributed campus crime statistics
in our Safe & Sound booklet to each student mailbox and to
department offices for faculty and staff. Additional copies are
available at the Public Safety office for any student, faculty,
or staff member who did not receive a copy. This publication
is also available online. Additional statistical information
about campus incidents and services is also available at www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/dps.
14. Directory Assistance For on-campus directory assistance,
dial 0. For off-campus directory assistance, members of the community
may dial 9-411.
15. Mobility Issues If you have limited mobility and may need
access to services such as emergency evacuation during a fire,
etc., please contact Paul Ominsky, Public Safety’s disability
coordinator, at x2304 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Other offices cannot always share this
information with our office, so contact us to be sure we can
provide what you need. For transportation, contact the health
center, which can issue you a pass for disability transportation
services. Our Web site has more information for students with
Glee Club and Concert Choir
(Class of 2008) Auditions
Auditions are held throughout Orientation Week. Concerts are
with men’s choral groups and orchestra, including Christmas
Vespers in New York City. Great music, great fun! Students should
sign up for an audition appointment on the bulletin board across
from the music office.
Performance Study and Ensemble Auditions
All students who have not previously taken music lessons at Mount
Holyoke and wish to enroll in individual performance study,
String Chamber Music, Jazz Ensembles, Klezmer Band, or Flute
Choir must come for an audition/interview on Friday September
10. Students should sign up for an audition appointment on
the bulletin board across from the music office.
Music 100 Exemption Exam
The Music 100 Exemption Exam will be given Friday, September
10, and Monday September 13 at 4 pm, Room 109, Pratt Hall.
Students may enroll initially in performance studies without
prerequisite, but continued study after the initial semester
is dependent on enrollment in or exemption from Music 100.
Grant-in-Aid for private instruction is
available for students who receive financial aid from the College.
Applications are available in the music office and must be submitted
by the deadline, Friday, September 10, at 4 pm. Students must apply
every semester for Grant-in-Aid. Applications are available
in the music office or at www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/music/grantappl.htm.
The first meeting of Flute Choir will take place on Thursday,
September 16, 5:30–7 pm in the Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall.
All flutists are welcome! For more information, email Alison
Hale at email@example.com.
The first meeting of Klezmer Band will take place on Tuesday,
September 14, at 6:30 pm in Room.209 Pratt Hall. All instrumentalists
are invited to come! For more information, contact Adrianne
Greenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Music Auditions
Auditions for Early Music Ensembles (Collegium, Voces Feminae,
Euridice Ensembles) will be held Friday, September 10, Room
210, Pratt Hall, 1–4 pm. Students should sign up for
an audition appointment on the bulletin board across from the
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