Winter Safety Tips for Students

In true Indiana fashion, this winter weather has changed more times than we can count.  Students never know when the next snow may come.  Winter is a beautiful season, but all of the ice and freezing temperatures can make it difficult for students to stay safe and comfortable.  Because we value our students’ safety and comfort, we have created a list of winter weather tips for you to pass on to your student! Keep reading to see what advice we have to offer!

Leave with plenty of time for class. 

Leaving early will give your student a chance to take their time on the way to class, so there will be no need to rush.  The fear of slipping on the ice will be eliminated too!   

Be aware of your surroundings. 

Snapchat and Instagram are tempting to look at while walking to or from class, but students never know when a patch of ice may sneak up on them! Watching out for ice and other people will help students avoid collisions.

Bundle up for the freezing temperatures. 

When leaving in a hurry, it is easy to justify running out the door with wet hair or without gloves.  We want our students to stay safe and healthy, and we know you want the same for your student! Layering clothing is another helpful way to stay warm outside and comfortable indoors.    

Start your car early.

Students lead busy lives here on campus, and they have errands to run and fun activities planned with friends. Encourage your student to start their car a few minutes early, so a frosty windshield will be no problem! Plus, a warm car is much more cozy to drive in. 

Drive with caution. 

Snowy roads make for imperfect driving conditions, but this doesn’t mean students cannot stay safe while driving.  Exercising patience and maintaining awareness of their surroundings will help your student arrive safely at their destination.

Keep an emergency kit in your car.

No one enjoys car troubles, especially in winter.  Encourage your student to store blankets, extra gloves and a portable phone charger in their car to help them stay as comfortable as possible.  A fully charged phone will be helpful for any phone calls that your student may need to make! 

We care about our students’ safety, so pass these tips on to your student to help them stay safe! 


Were these tips helpful for your student? Let us know in the comments below!


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