St. Patrick's Day 2021
IT TAKES MORE THAN LUCK TO PLAN A GREAT TIME.
WE WANT EVERYONE TO CELEBRATE RESPONSIBLY. HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU SAFELY NAVIGATE THE FESTIVITIES THIS YEAR.
Follow COVID-19 guideline, social distance, and wear a mask.
Have a plan for getting home safely
- Ensure everyone in your group has a safe means of returning home. Select a designated driver, look at bus routes or arrange a ride.
- Create an alternative plan if the evening doesn’t go as you expect to make sure you and your friends are safe.
- St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the road. If you are driving, remember you are responsible for the safety of everyone in the car. Never drink and drive. Whether you’re driving or just crossing the street on foot, keep your awareness levels high.
Use the buddy system
- Stay together! Look out for the safety of your friends and talk to them about doing the same for you.
Stay hydrated and full
- Make sure you eat food with protein and fat before and during drinking.
- It also helps to alternate a non-alcoholic beverage, such as water, with any alcoholic drinks you consume.
Stay by your drinks
- Even if you are not drinking alcohol, it is easy for someone to slip something into your drink.
- Keep your drink with you at all times.
- Limit the number of drinks to a responsible amount so you can have an enjoyable evening (and following morning).
St. Patrick's Day at GVSU is a collaborative effort within the Division of Student Affairs, including AOD, Dean of Students, Housing & Residence Life, Recreation & Wellness, the Office of Student Life, and the University Counseling Center.
Questions? Please contact the AOD office at (616) 331-2537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.