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NSU Police Remind Students to Be Safe

(NSU NEWSROOM--April 23, 2014)--As end of the spring 2014 semester at Norfolk State University draws closer, many Spartans will participate in activities and events to celebrate the end of their college journeys or the start of their summer breaks.

The Norfolk State University Police Department would like to encourage students to celebrate the next few weeks as safely as possible.

This weekend, April 25-26, participants from across the region will gather at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to attend College Weekend 2014. In wake of several incidents from last year’s event, public safety officials in Virginia Beach and also at colleges and universities throughout Hampton Roads have drafted tips to help encourage students to be safe.

Public safety officials have also developed a smartphone application that provides information to help students and visitors find other related tips such as where to find public restrooms, parking lots and whom to call in the event of an emergency.

A Norfolk State University liaison will be present at the Oceanfront this upcoming weekend as well. The liaison will be present at The Comfort Inn at 2015 Atlantic Ave. on both days of the event.

Lt. Theodore Price, acting police chief at Norfolk State, urges NSU students to be aware of their surroundings and to make smart decisions during the College Weekend festivities.

“It’s important for students to know that when they go places they not only represent themselves, but they represent Norfolk State University,” Price said. “We want students to enjoy themselves, but we also want them to come back, continue their education and then go off and do great things.”

For more safety information about the event, please click here to view a YouTube video. To access the app, scan the QR code below.

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