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
Mission Statement:
Be On the Safe Side provides van transportation to the UW-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.

B.O.S.S. Operations

To request a ride:414-229-6503
Fall and Spring Hours of Operation6:00pm - 2:00am7 days per week
Winter and Summer Hours of Operation7:00pm - 12:00am7 days per week

B.O.S.S. Administration414-229-64698:00am - 5:00pmMonday - Friday

Helpful Links and Numbers:

B.O.S.S. FacebookUWM Parking and TransitS.A.F.E. Program  414-229-4627University Housing Transportation             Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS)  414-229-4000Yellow Cab Co-Op  414-271-1800American United Taxi  414-220-5000


B.O.S.S. Boundaries

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