Message Sent To:All Students
Message From:Message from the Office of Student Development
Date Sent:Friday, March 12, 2021 10:30 AM CST

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Responsibly

March 12, 2021

Dear Students,

With St. Patrick's Day and the men's basketball NCAA run quickly approaching, we trust you are making both responsible and fun plans to celebrate. There are plenty of fun ways to celebrate that do not involve crowded gatherings or alcohol use. Consider staying home this St. Patrick's Day week and participating in residence hall activities (for residents) or join other students at these virtual events sponsored by Student Activities and Greek Affairs.

Whatever you decide to do, please consider the following guidelines that will help you and our entire community celebrate in a safe and inclusive environment:

  • Avoid high-risk behaviors involving alcohol. If you choose to drink, be responsible and check out these tips.
  • If you are under 21, understand the consequences of fake IDs and underage drinking.
  • Respect peers' decisions not to drink.
  • If you are near Lake Shore Campus between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m., use 8-RIDE by calling 773-508-RIDE (7433) or using 8-RIDE Mobile.
  • If you choose to leave campus, make a plan for returning safely, and do not travel alone.
  • Wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and follow other COVID-19 safety practices to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • COVID-19 compliance is everyone's responsibility. If you see anything on or around Loyola's campuses that you believe to be an infraction of our COVID-19 safety practices, please report it to 773-508-MASK (6275).
  • Look out for each other and remember Loyola University Chicago's Good Samaritan Policy.
  • Be respectful of our neighbors and our neighborhood, and refrain from hosting parties. Attending or hosting a party increases community risk of COVID-19 transmission. Remember that all Loyola students are expected to comply with University, local, and state guidelines on and off campus.

If you or a friend needs general assistance or information about addressing misconduct by another person, you may submit a report via the Center for Student Assistance and Advocacy (CSAA). Finally, remember your commitment to practice the core tenets of the Student Promise—care for yourself, care for others, and care for the community.

Have a happy St. Patrick's Day, and Go Ramblers!


William Rodriguez, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students