University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Be On the Safe Side

 Tips for Staying Safe

General tips:

  • If confronted, surrender property rather than risk your life
  • Use the S.A.F.E. phone systems around campus if you feel threatened: look for yellow boxes with blue lights
  • If biking or driving, watch out for pedestrians: campus can be quite busy at times!
  • Take a self-defense class

Tips for on-campus and around town:

  • Watch out for bicyclists as well as cars
  • Cross streets only at marked crosswalks
  • Do not give money to unlicensed solicitors
  • If you own a bicycle, register it with the police
  • Keep your car locked and remove any valuables
  • If biking, follow the rules of the road (ie. wear a helmet, ride with traffic,avoid sidewalks, etc)
  • Secure your bicycle with a Cycle-Safe bike locker or a secure lock of your own
Tips for after-hours:
  • Avoid walking alone, especially at night: use B.O.S.S. anytime from 6PM – 2AM
  • Keep sharp! Walk with a purpose and pay attention to your surroundings
  • Stay within well-lit areas
  • If you've been drinking, try to find someone to drive or walk you home
  • Don't invite random people into your house
  • Don't drink anything that could have been tampered with
Hours of Operation
6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
7 days per week

B.O.S.S. Operations

B.O.S.S. Administration

Mission Statement
Be On the Safe Side provides van transportation to the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee students as a core component of UWM's commitment to campus safety. B.O.S.S. Functions to promote a safe environment for members of the UWM community to live, work and study.


Latest News:

In effort to increase the quality of service to currently enrolled students, starting spring 2013 students are required to show a current semester Upass sticker to use the B.O.S.S service. Students can get their Upass at the Parking and Transit office on the ground floor of the student union (WG25) between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-3pm Friday.

Only students with current semester Upass may use B.O.S.S
Hours of operation: 6pm-2am 7 days per week.


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B.O.S.S. Boundaries

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