As Halloween approaches, be sure to check out these safety tips so you can celebrate safely.
If you plan to go out and about, here are some tips:
Choose your Halloween costume wisely
- Check the weather forecast in advance and dress accordingly.
- Don’t carry toy weapons that could be confused for the real thing.
- Be sure to carry a charged cell phone.
Choose to be safe and legal – the legal drinking age is 21
- Keep open containers of alcohol off of public property (streets & sidewalks), even if you are over 21.
- Never drink and drive or ride with people who’ve been drinking. Have a game plan for getting home safely.
- Never accept a beverage from someone you don’t know.
- Never leave your drink unattended.
Use the buddy system
- Walk to and from your destination with a trusted friend, especially at night.
- If you must walk home alone, stay on a well-lit path and be aware of your surroundings.
- Use late-night university transportation services by calling 734-647-8000.
- Review our rideshare safety tips before utilizing non-university transportation.
Know your limits and Stay in the Blue
- Download the Stay in the Blue app.
- If you see someone who needs medical attention, call 911. High intoxication levels can be deadly.
Check out alcohol-free events
- BooMix at the League on October 25 (free)
- The Haunted Bell Tower on October 28 (free)
- Michigan Dining Halloween-themed treats and dinner on October 31 (free)
- Other Halloween events on campus can be found on the Happening At Michigan page.
Whatever you do, always take care of your fellow Wolverines and exercise good judgment as you celebrate Halloween this year. If you ever feel unsafe or notice suspicious behavior, don’t hesitate to make the call. DPSS can be reached 24/7 at (734) 763-1131. Always dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.