Media Advisory: ‘Operation Doorhanger’ to remind students, neighbors about safety, other tips

Four members of the UB community stand with "Operation Doorhanger" kits in front of houses around South Campus.

UB staff members will hang kits on about 1,500 homes.

The effort is part of UB’s continuing community building efforts around South Campus

By Tess Morrissey

Release Date: August 22, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo’s Office of Community Relations will distribute kits containing tips on how to be a good neighbor, as well as other important information, around UB’s South Campus during Operation Doorhanger on Friday, Aug. 23.

UB staff members will hang bags on the door handles of about 1,500 homes to encourage students and lifelong residents to stay safe and work together to improve their community.

Now in its fourth year, this initiative is all part of the university’s continuing efforts to encourage community building and to make the South Campus neighborhood a better place to live.

Each year before the start of the academic year, UB distributes packets to students and neighborhood residents. This year’s bag contains an off-campus renters’ checklist to help evaluate a rental unit’s fire and life safety, a recycling guide, and a list of participating businesses that offer special discounts to UB students, faculty and staff, as well as coupons from local businesses, flyers for upcoming community events, and information about the University Heights Tool Library.

Best time for media: 10 a.m. Aug. 23, at the corner of University Avenue and Main Street.

Press arrangements: Tess Morrissey, Director of Community Relations, 716-572-1996.

Media Contact Information

Media Relations (University Communications)
330 Crofts Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260-7015
Tel: 716-645-6969
Fax: 716-645-3765
ub-news@buffalo.edu