Safewalk

Promoting Campus Safety and Awareness

At Safewalk, your safety is important to us. We are committed to helping students, staff, and campus visitors safely reach their destination on campus. Safewalk is a free service and volunteers are available to walk 24/7. Co-ed pairs of Safewalk volunteers will walk anywhere on campus with you (including McMahon Stadium, Health Sciences, Student Family Housing, the Alberta Children's Hospital, and the University LRT station).


Requesting a Safewalk

Requesting Safewalk volunteers to walk with you is easy.

  • Call Campus Security at 403.220.5333 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year)
  • Use campus Help Phones, they are not just for emergencies
  • Approach an on-duty Safewalk volunteer and request a walk

Downtown Campus Options

Your safety is important to us. Property management Security Members will walk with anyone who works at or visits the Downtown Campus – students, staff, faculty, clients, visitors, and contractors. The Downtown Campus' urban environment makes it a perfect candidate for this program, given the dense, diverse, and active population in the city’s core.

How to Get a Walk

  • Visit the Security desks at either the 8th Avenue entrance or the NE 8th Street doors (no booking required)
  • Call 403.473.2614 (DTC security line)
  • Talk to a member of DTC security
  • Email dtsecure@ucalgary.ca to book a walk in advance
  • Allow up to fifteen minutes for your walk, depending on the location of the Security Member on duty.

Hours

Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No service on Sundays, holidays, and designated campus closure dates

A map of the designated Safewalk zone.

The University of Calgary is one of the safest campuses in the country – however, it is not immune to crime. Safewalk is a preventative measure to stay safe.

Our Safewalk teams may be busy walking another client. This is why we ask that you call shortly before you would like to use Safewalk's services.

For insurance reasons, Campus Security and Safewalk are only insured within campus boundaries. Exceptions to this are McMahon Stadium, Health Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and the Alberta Children’s Hospital, where we are insured and therefore can walk with clients to and from these destinations.

Our Safewalkers are University of Calgary students. As a result, we only use student volunteer Safewalkers in the evenings during the fall and winter semesters. Campus Security Members act as Safewalkers throughout the spring and summer months, as well as any time our volunteers are unavailable. Student Safewalkers are only on-duty from 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. on weekends.


Volunteer with Us

Email your resume and cover letter to safewalk@ucalgary.ca or submit to the Safewalk office (MacEwan Student Centre Room 260 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) in August or early September as interviews will be held during the month of September. Applicants hired will be asked to commit for the fall and winter semesters.

Benefits of Volunteering with Safewalk

  • Volunteers receive tuition credits for meeting required participation
  • Looks great on a resume
  • Volunteers have the chance to win scholarships based on their level of commitment to the program
  • Safewalk is a great way to get involved with the campus community

Qualities of a Safewalk Volunteer

  • Committed
  • Approachable
  • Responsible
  • Enjoys working with people
  • Able to commit 24 hours of volunteer service per month

Safewalk Volunteer Shift Schedule

Shifts are scheduled based on an availability sheet that all volunteers fill out at the beginning of each semester.

Monday

Main Campus

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

South Campus

6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Tuesday

Main Campus

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Wednesday

Main Campus

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

South Campus

6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Thursday

Main Campus

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Friday

Main Campus

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

South Campus

6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Main Campus 

7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.