Campus Safety and Community Standards

One of UMR’s primary concerns is to create and maintain safe living and learning environments.

The University of Minnesota Rochester  works in conjunction with system-wide safety partners and the city of Rochester to ensure that your time here is conducive to learning and living without interference.

Concern Forms

Academic Integrity Report, Care Report, General Incident/Hate/Bias Concern Form or Sexual Assault/Harassment/Relationship Violence/Stalking Report forms to be submitted when there are concerns about UMR student or staff behavior.

Procedures and Resources

Learn more about UMR campus procedures through the Student Conduct and Student Handbook.

Learn more about the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report that has been prepared in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (informally known as the Clery Act). This report includes information for the Rochester campus of the University of Minnesota. This report is published annually by the University and made available to all current and prospective students, staff and faculty.

The University of Minnesota Rochester is committed to having an environment free of gender-based violence. Gender-based violence includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse, threats, coercion, and economic or educational deprivation and encompasses sexual assault, dating violence, intimate partner violence and stalking.


Learn more about the U of M Safety Plan for enhancing the campus community’s culture, policies and practices to foster a safer climate on and near campus.

Residence Hall Security Measures

Each night, a member of the RA staff performs building rounds in each residence hall. RA staff can be reached at on-call phone number for the respective residence hall for urgent concerns or emergencies from 8 p.m. - 8 a.m. Resident Assistants have direct access to professional UMR staff in the event of an emergency.

A member of the Student Security Monitor team performs rounds within the non-residential portion of the building maintaining a presence in 318 Commons, University Square and the Student Life Center. SSMs are available to report any emergency or concern and are able to contact building and emergency personnel.

Residential Life Front Desks & Desk Assistants (DAs)

Residential hall front desks are staffed during evenings and weekends to assist residents with mail, package pick-up, and serve as a reporting location for security concerns. Desk Assistants staff the front desks and also monitor incoming and outgoing traffic.


All apartment and residential room doors in the residence halls have locking mechanisms. The front door of each residential unit is always locked and can only be accessed via the access credential  given to the roommates of the apartment/room.

Access to any of the residential floors in any residential facility is limited to tenants and employees of the building. Security cameras are strategically positioned to view all entrance and exit points as well as critical interior points of the residence halls.

General Campus-Wide Security Measures

The Rochester Skyway and Pedestrian Subway System is connected to 318 Commons,University Square and the Student Life Center. These skyways and subways allow for comfortable, well-lit, direct access to other UMR facilities and downtown locales

Students are automatically enrolled in SAFE-U notifications. These rapid notifications in emergency situations will be sent to faculty, staff and students via the following channels: text, phone and/or email, depending on individual preferences. All contact methods may be updated or changed within MyU. SAFE-U emergency notifications are issued upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation that poses an ongoing threat to campus. They inform the campus community of action steps that will help preserve safety.

Parents, partners, or others interested in receiving SAFE-U Alerts may download the Everbridge app from their device’s app store (iOS or Android.) Those without a U of M Internet ID should use the keyword UMRSAFEU to subscribe to alerts in the app.