Spring Break safety

Spring Break is coming up (March 9-17). That means a lot of our students will be headed somewhere – sometimes home, or to a friend’s home, to Wake Alternative Break (a great series of service projects), or perhaps on vacation.

If your Deac is going to be traveling, here are some things you may wish to share. Shout out to our University Police for helping with these tips!

Communication: Carry your cell phone at all times. Be sure a family member knows your travel plans, where you are staying, and when you will return.

Health: Remember your medications. Use sunscreen if you are in a sunny location. Do not accept food or drinks from strangers.

Money: Always have enough money to get back to your hotel. Take only one credit card and your debit card; keep them on you at all times. Know the phone number to cancel credit cards if stolen.

General: If driving, be sure the car is in good working order. If foreign travel is involved, be sure to check the U.S. State department for advisories and travel advice. Once you reach your destination, don’t go anywhere alone; go in pairs or groups.

 

— by Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94

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