Dear students,

Friday is St. Patrick’s Day, and if you choose to celebrate, please remember your responsibilities as both a student and a member of the Guelph community. The University’s Community Standards Protocol and Policy on Non-Academic Misconduct apply both on and off-campus, so keep this in mind. Also, police and bylaw officers will be on patrol, and violations of the law may result in a ticket.

As always, we ask you to respect your community members. If you are hosting a party, please familiarize yourself with your legal responsibilities. Off-Campus Living and Student Wellness are hosting a Safer Party Session on Wednesday, March 15, from 1 pm – 2 pm in Peter Clark Hall. Drop by to get free party kits with snacks and resources.

Please take care of yourself and look out for each other. Know your limits. Always get consent. Avoid street parties as they are unlawful and can put you in potentially dangerous situations.

Free buses run on certain lines during St. Patrick’s Day. Learn more on the Guelph Transit website. As a reminder, guests are not permitted in residence buildings between 8 am on March 16 and noon on March 19.

You are part of a community and your actions have a direct impact on others. So, please be safe and respectful if you are celebrating this weekend.


Irene ThompsonInterim Vice-Provost (Student Affairs)