Staying safe on Halloween, here are some tips!

1. If driving to a college campus or parking on one, be sure to follow all parking restrictions, and read the signs. During busy weekends like Halloween, parking rules may change. Be sure to lock your car doors and don’t leave anything valuable inside.

2. If staying in a residence hall and inviting friends to crash, be sure you check the rules on having guests that weekend. As with parking, the rules may change during busy weekends.

 3. If you live in an apartment or house, know who is staying at your place if you’re having guests over. Try to get to know your roommates’ guests too.

4. For the safety of yourself and others, don’t wear a costume that includes anything that could be confused with a real weapon. Don’t wear anything that could be taken as impersonating a police officer.  Remember, the goal of your costume isn’t to make it scary-short or scary-revealing… just scary!

5. If of legal drinking age, don’t leave your drink unattended, and never accept a drink from someone you don’t know.

6. Don’t walk alone at night; travel in a group at all times and never travel with someone you don’t know.

7. If visiting a school you are unfamiliar with, know your surroundings. Know where you’re staying and where the campus police can be found, and the emergency phone line for that campus. Even if you think you know the campus and where you are, it’s easy to get turned around after a few drinks.

8. Put an emergency number in your cell phone such as campus police, your friend’s and maybe even your friend’s roommate. If you get lost or separated, you’ll want to know who to call. Also, carry your cell phone on you at all times.

9. Don’t drink to excess. The point is to have fun, not be the drunkest one at the party. Plus your friends want to have fun too, not be your babysitter.

10. If you find yourself at a party where you don’t know a lot of people or the crowd seems sketchy, grab your friends and get out. Call it a night or go to a party with more of your friends and people you know.


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