We want students, faculty, staff, and visitors, including family members, to feel comfortable so they can focus on their studies and enjoy their experiences on the Colburn School campus. Safety remains our utmost priority. We’ve taken great measures to cultivate a safe and secure environment, including the residence hall and parking areas. In addition to having an on-campus security staff presence, we’ve instituted a few additional policies.

Visiting Colburn

We gladly invite prospective students, their families, and the public to visit the Colburn School any day of the week. Come see our campus. Check out our performance halls. However, we do like to keep track of who’s on campus, so we ask every visitor to pick up a visitor’s badge first.

If you’ll be walking up to the school, please enter through the Olive plaza entrance and check in at the Olive security desk to obtain your visitor’s badge. If you’ll be driving, please park at Athena Parking Inc. lot 3, on the corner of Olive and 2nd.

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Security Escorts

Our security officers are available to accompany students and visitors to parking areas or across the plaza to awaiting transportation anytime between 10 pm and 2:30 am, seven days a week. Call our security office to make a reservation, 213-621-4500, or extension 4500.

Emergency Notifications

InformaCast is our alert system that notifies the Colburn School community when emergencies occur. In the event of an emergency, such as fire, active shooter, or earthquake, text messages will be sent to students, faculty, staff, and others who register with the system. The messages will explain the nature of the emergency and instructions of what actions to take. Another message will be sent when the situation is resolved or cleared. We encourage both students and parents to register with InformaCast to receive emergency notifications about the Colburn School. Text “#emergencynotification” to 818-423-4168. Contact Sandra Gendron with any questions or for assistance in registering,

Emergency Phone System

Should an individual encounter or experience an emergency while on the Colburn School campus, you can directly alert the security center via any emergency phone located throughout the campus, including parking structures. These phones are indicated with blue lights. You can also seek assistance by dialing 213-621-4500, or extension 4500.

Parking Decal

Parking in the Colburn School parking structure is at a premium, so we want to make sure only authorized vehicles are occupying spots. Drivers need to request a parking decal from the security operations center.

Lost and Found

If you think you’ve left behind a personal belonging, check for it at one of our security desks. Be prepared to offer evidence of ownership. Also, you can file a report of lost items with a security officer.

Practice Room Access

Finding a quiet spot to practice your instrument or vocals is so important to aspiring musicians and artists. To accommodate these needs, the Colburn School boasts 45 practice rooms. Security personnel may help you gain access to the rooms, which are available 24 hours a day, as long as a reservation has been made at either the Olive building or Grand building computers.

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