St. Patrick’s Day Safety Reminders and Campus Events

St. Patrick's Day Safety Tips University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security

Safety Tips for St. Patrick’s Day

With the weekend ahead full of St. Patrick’s Day festivities, we want to ensure everyone celebrates responsibly. Remember: It takes more than luck to stay safe on campus! Use these tips to navigate festivities safely. Whatever you decide to do, always remember to take care of your fellow Wolverines and exercise good judgment.

If you or someone you know needs help or feels unsafe, call (734) 763-1131 or 911 in an emergency.

Tip #1: Stay In The Blue

If you choose to drink, remember that the higher the blood alcohol content, the greater the negative consequences. Swing by this site for great tips & be sure to make a plan to Stay in the Blue!

Tip #2: Have A Plan For Getting Home Safely

If you plan on going to a bar or attending a private party, ensure everyone in your group has a plan to return home safely. Select a designated driver, plot a bus route, or arrange a ride. Keep your awareness levels high when driving or crossing the street on foot.

Review our non-university rideshare safety tips before utilizing local ride share options.

Tip #3: Use The Buddy System

Pair up with a trusted friend or two and stay together. Look out for your friends’ safety and ask them to do the same for you.

Tip #4: Eat and Stay Hydrated

If you choose to drink, eat food with plenty of protein and fat before and while drinking. Alternate a non-alcoholic beverage, such as water, with any alcoholic drinks you consume. Eating and drinking water may also decrease the likelihood of a hangover.

Tip #5: Don’t leave your drinks unattended

Keep your drink with you at all times. Even if you are not drinking alcohol, it is easy for someone to put something in your drink. Do not accept a drink from others unless you see it opened or prepared.

Tip #6: Know the signs of an alcohol emergency

If you notice an unconscious or semi-conscious person with a pale or bluish color to their skin or abnormal breathing, call 911 immediately, even if they are not of legal drinking age. Never assume they will “sleep it off,” as high intoxication levels can be deadly.

Learn more about the medical amnesty law. University Health Service also offers resources and more information about alcohol emergencies.

St. Patrick’s Day Events on Campus

If you’re looking for fun ideas and ways to celebrate this weekend, look no further than the below event round up!