What are you doing this Halloween?
- For events, see the flyer (link below - PDF) or the U-M Events Calendar!
- Living in the Halls? Check out your community website for events taking place in your area!
And check out these tips for staying safe while having fun:
Here's how to minimize risks and maximize fun (adapted from the Student Legal Services Party Manual):
- Choose a costume that does not disrespect others by promoting racial, cultural, gender or other stereotypes. Expect Respect.
- Be considerate of neighbors. Talk to them before your event and agree on how to communicate if issues come up.
- Control the noise level. It's unlawful to create, permit or continue to permit any noise that disturbs the health, peace or safety of others.
- Manage the size of your party. Guests should not block sidewalks or streets.
- Download the Stay in the Blue app! Monitor how much you are drinking.
- It's illegal to have an open container of alcohol on public property (streets, sidewalks), even if you are 21.
- Be polite to thoses trying to help.
- Leave drinks behind when you leave a party. Use a trash can for litter, not the ground.
- Use a bathroom, not bushes.
- Make sure those under 21 are not drinking.
- Don't allow drunk people to drive.
Beware of the consequences! These violations involve a wide range of criminal penalties, depending on the severity of the infraction, including:
- Drivers license restrictions, suspensions, or revocation
- Fines and court costs
- Community service
- Criminal conviction
Did you know? The State of Michigan has a Medical Amnesty Law.
See also Wicked Wellness.