Halloween is almost here! For some of us that means enjoying fun size Snickers and hours of Hocus Pocus, but for others it might mean a week full of costumes and friends. No matter the way you celebrate, we should all be safe while doing it!

  • Choose a safe drink limit. If you’re choosing to drink, plan ahead. Remember, just because it’s a holiday doesn’t mean your body can magically handle more alcohol.
  • Candy does not equal dinner. Eating before we spend long nights with friends, regardless of whether or not we’re drinking, means we need energy, and that comes from food. Think lean protein and healthy fats!
  • Drink plenty of water. Ever hear the phrase “If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated?” Be prepared by keeping a water bottle (full of water) by your side throughout the night.
  • Be respectful. First, be respectful in your costume choices. If your Mom wouldn’t like it, it’s probably not a good idea. Be respectful to your peers; remember that some students will be studying for midterms this week and need the quiet. And lastly, be respectful to your professors. Not attending class or attending intoxicated because its Halloween are not valid excuses.