Blue Light Emergency Telephones – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Blue Light Emergency Telephones

Outdoor emergency telephones are marked by blue lights and are located throughout the campus along commonly used routes of travel. Pushing the button on the emergency phone connects you to Campus Safety. Campus Safety can immediately dispatch a uniformed officer to the location of the phone. A visual readout will also confirm the location of the phone being used. All emergency telephone calls are recorded for immediate play back or for use at a later date.

Most residence halls have telephones enclosed in weatherproof boxes mounted outside their entrances. These phones can be used by visitors to contact their host for admittance to the building. They also function as additional emergency phone locations to summon assistance by dialing the Campus Safety Office.

Campus Safety publishes Paths of Light. This brochure provides a map of safe routes of travel along with the location of the blue light emergency phones. The brochure is available at the Office of Campus Safety, and the map is available as a PDF on the Campus Safety Web site.

Blue light phones are checked for proper operation once each day by Campus Safety officers. Any damage or malfunction is reported to telecommunications for prompt repair or replacement.

The location of blue light phones on campus is:
• The sidewalk from the Field House to McCormick House.
• The entrance to the ODell’s south parking lot.
• The sidewalk on the north side of St. Clair St. at the crosswalk from the Odell’s south parking lot.
• The pathway from Odell’s Village to the Barn.
• The Barn parking lot entrance.
• The sidewalk from Emerson Hall to Bristol gym.
• The sidewalk from Comstock Hall to Winn-Seeley gym.
• The entrance of Hubb’s Health Center.
• The William Smith green.
• Medbery Hall
• The entrance to the Jackson parking lot.
• The Houghton House lawn.
• The King’s Lane roadway.
• The Sherrill Hall sidewalk.
• The walkway between Coxe Hall and Hale, Bartlett and Durfee Halls.

Additional call boxes are located at:
• The entrance foyer of Sherrill Hall.
• The entrance of Rees Hall.
• The front entrance of Blackwell House.
• The front entrance of Miller House.
• The front entrance of Geneva Hall.
• The front entrance of McCormick House.

The above was taken from the booklet titled “Living Safely,” published by Campus Safety. “Living Safely” is available from the Campus Safety office and as a PDF on the Campus Safety Web site.