Are my laptop and personal belongings safe in the residence hall?

Most thefts on campuses and in the residence halls are crimes of opportunity.  Yes, your personal items are secure in the residence hall as long as YOU always lock your door when you and your roommates are not there. All rooms have locked cupboards where you can lock your laptops and personal items. Students are encouraged to keep doors and windows locked, not to prop exterior doors and not to leave belongings unattended.
You are strongly advised not to bring expensive clothing or jewelry to Europe when traveling. You should always bring with you things you are not attached to as there have been cases of students forgetting their handbags or luggage on trains and buses.