Campus Safety Tips

Moraga is a very safe area, but it never hurts to take extra precautions when walking after dark on campus.

Tips for Walking on Campus

  • Try to walk with 2 or more people
  • Carry a flashlight and a whistle
  • Stay on lit paths and sidewalks
  • Simply be aware of your surroundings
  • When you get to your Residence Hall make sure the exterior doors are closed and locked

Emergency/Courtesy Phones

The College has installed emergency/courtesy phones throughout campus. You can find them in the residence halls and some parking lots. You can use these phones for emergencies, to dial outside of the campus, or to call others on campus especially in the following situations:

  • Call Public Safety for an escort to your room
  • Report suspicious behavior or unsafe conditions on campus
  • If you are sick or injured

Parking After Dark

Although it is not always easy to find parking in well-lit areas, you can always carry a flashlight or ask a Public Safety Officer to escort you to your room from the parking lot.

Earthquakes, "Active Shooter" events and other emergencies

Make sure to sign up for GaelAlert.  Sign in to "My Saint Marys" and use the links for GaelAlert to sign up for emergency information alerts.  In the event of a campus-wide disaster or Emergency, GaelAlert may be the best source for campus information.  

California's Emegency Management Agency has information about indivdual disaster preparedness at:

Saint Mary's Public Safety encourages you to think about emergencies before they happen so that you have a plan when they do happen.  We have advice for surviving an "active shooter" event here:

Public Safety is your campus resource, and we want to know additional ways to serve you. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact the Public Safety Office at or call (925) 631-4282.

Mountain Lions

There is a large variety of wildlife on and around campus.  Occassionally, mountain lions are spotted.  They are very rarely aggressive and try to avoid humans.  Please check this sheet of tips for more information.