Staying Safe in the Spring Time


March is here and St. Patrick’s Day is approaching. As well as this, March Madness is beginning soon, and the NCAA tournament is always a popular time for students to socialize and celebrate. Below are some tips to stay safe and enjoy the festivities this year!

Stay in the Blue: Staying in the Blue means keeping your blood alcohol content (BAC) at low-risk levels of .06 or below. Alcohol affects everyone differently – so regardless of your age, gender, physical condition, or emotional state, it is important to monitor your alcohol intake.

Click here for more information and to download the Stay in the Blue App.

If you choose to drink, plan your partying:

  • Eat something before and while drinking
  • Decide how long you plan to drink
  • Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Pace your drinking and set a drink limit for yourself

If you are looking for an alcohol-free event, check out the St. Paddy's Day Sober Skate and Pizza Party, taking place at Yost Ice Arena, 10pm-midnight on March 17. For a list of the other events taking place on March 17, please check the Happening@Michigan events calendar for details.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the Community Concerns Response Team at 734-647-3000.

Feel free to reach out to the Community Concerns Response Team for:

  • Guidance on local rules and ordinances within the state of Michigan and city of Ann Arbor.
  • Reporting concerning behavior.
  • Questions about safe party planning. 
  • Or to discuss concerns within your neighborhood.

For more information on the Community Concerns Response Program please visit our website at