Halloween Safety Tips

Who says celebrating Halloween and dressing up are just for kids? Halloween is arguably one of the most popular holidays of the year for millennials. We want all of our U-M community to be safe and have fun this weekend, so here are some tips:

1. Choose your Halloween costume wisely.

  • Consider the weather conditions when choosing your costume.
  • Don’t carry toy weapons that could be confused for the real thing.
  • Be sure to carry your phone at all times. It might not go with your costume, but it could be a lifeline in an emergency.

2. Choose to be safe and legal.

  • Control the size and noise level of parties.
  • Open containers of alcohol on public property (streets & sidewalks) are illegal, even if you are over 21.
  • Never drink and drive or ride with people who’ve been drinking.

3. Use the buddy system.

  • Make sure to arrive and leave together and keep tabs on each other all evening.
  • If you must walk home alone, stay on a well-lit path.
  • U-M students and staff can use late night transportation services, call: 734-647-8000.

4. Watch your drink.

  • Never accept a beverage from someone you don’t know.
  • Pour your own drink and never leave it unattended.
  • If you set your beverage down and leave it, do not drink it.

5. Know your limits and Stay in the Blue.

  • You don’t have to be drunk to have a good time on Halloween.
  • Download the Stay in the Blue App and monitor your alcohol consumption.
  • High intoxication levels are not just irresponsible, they can be deadly. If you see someone who needs medical attention, call 911.

Most importantly, if you feel something isn’t quite right, don’t take chances. Take care of your fellow Wolverines and exercise good judgement as you celebrate Halloween this year.