We recommend you familiarize yourself with all the resources available for you on and around McGill campus.
SafeHome is an accompaniment service offered by WALKSAFE and DriveSafe of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) from December 4th to December 21tst (10 pm to 1 am). The service will be available from the McLennan Library to provide a greater sense of security to students while traversing from campus to home. SafeHome is targeted at those who feel vulnerable and/or otherwise unsafe travelling alone during the exam prep and exam period.
SSMU service that provides free night-time accompaniment for those who are feel uncomfortable, or who are unable to walk home alone.
SSMU DriveSafe is a service run by the SSMU. The Drivesafe patrols drive students home safely to and from anywhere on the Island of Montreal for free.
Active Listening Services
In case you need assistance talking with somebody about your experience walking home, here are some other resources to be aware of:
McGill Students’ Nightline is available 6PM to 3AM, and are available to stay on the phone with you as you walk. Contact: 514-398-6246.
The Peer Support Centre is open 11AM-1PM 04/15-18 & 11AM-3PM 04/23-26 for Drop-Ins. They can be found on the second floor of the 3471 Peel building.
If you are concerned about your safety on campus, or you observe something suspicious or concerning, reach out to the McGill Security Services.
Emergency Phones are distributed throughout all McGill campus. These phones can be found inside the entrance of most major McGill buildings and/or inside every elevator. The yellow box phones have a blue light that is lit at night so you can see it easily. Press the red button to speak with the McGill Security Services.
Identify their location in the following map
Night Route maps
Make sure to get familiar with the night route maps to identify the suggested night routes and locations of emergency phones.
Install the official McGill App to receive emergency notifications and to access information about the campus maps. The application is available for current, new and prospective McGill students.
If you are off-campus and you observe something suspicious contact the Montreal Police. Also, contact them in case of an emergency requiring an ambulance or the fire department.
STM between stops
Offered only to women travelling alone, this service is provided on all bus lines. Starting at 7:30 p.m. from August 30 to April 30. Tell the driver, one stop ahead of time, where you would like to get off the bus. The driver will open the front door once the bus has safely stopped as close to the desired location as possible.