Pack-Line Project

Pack-Line is a crime prevention initiative to assist students in securing their personal property in exam areas.

Personal property is not required in exam areas due to concerns for Academic Integrity. We understand that at times students may need to bring their belongings with them. When that is necessary students are being encouraged to secure their items with a lock to a fixed "Pack - Line" in the exam area.

Pack-Line FAQ

WHAT IS THE PACK-LINE?

  • The Pack-line is a crime prevention initiative to assist students in securing their personal property in exam areas. The pack-line is a fixed cable in an exam area where a student can lock their back-packs to while writing an exam.
WHY IS THIS PROGRAM NEEDED?
  • In the past year, a criminal has been targeting exam areas and removing items that don't belong to them. They are stealing backpacks which contain notes, textbooks, laptops and in some cases purses and wallets. We need stop this criminal!!
WHEN DOES IT START?
  • This initiative began during the April 2008 exams.

WHERE IS THE PACK- LINE LOCATED?

  • The line is located just inside the main doors to the Burridge Gym.
HOW DO I JOIN THE LINE?
  • It is easy, just bring a lock and lock your back-pack to the line before writing your exam.
WHERE DO I GET A LOCK?
  • You can bring your own lock, or purchase a "Pack Line Lock" one at the Compass Information Desk in MUSC or from a vending machine on the second floor of Mills Library, for only $10.00.
CAN I USE MY OWN LOCK?
  • Yes you can. A combination lock, or a bicycle lock would work quite well.
WHAT OTHER THINGS CAN I DO TO SECURE MY BELONGINS?
  • Only bring items that you need into exam areas
  • Make sure if you are using the Pack-line that all zipper areas are secure and locked as well.
  • Engrave all personal items with a personal identifying number, such as your drivers licence.
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  • Take wallets and purses to your exam table. Yes they are permitted.
WHY CAN'T THE INVILIGATOR WATCH MY STUFF?
  • The invigilator is responsible for the actual exams, not personal property.
WHY CAN'T I TAKE MY BELONGINGS TO MY EXAM TABLE?
  • Academic Integrity is a significant aspect to any university degree. We need to ensure that we maintain as much integrity as possible.
HOW CAN I BE SURE BY BACKPACK WILL BE SAFE?
  • Never leave it unattended, and that includes in exam areas