Halloween Safety: What You Need to Remember

October 30, 2015
Halloween in East Lansing

Halloween in East Lansing

The last time Halloween fell on a Saturday, the year was 2009 and most seniors at Michigan State University were freshmen in high school. With the holiday falling in the middle of the weekend again this year, in addition to being given an extra hour Sunday morning for daylight savings, Spartans will be able to really make the most out of their Halloween festivities.

Fun is good, but as always on occasions of celebration, safety is a concern. The members of Student Affairs and Services want to remind students to make it a priority to stay safe this Halloween and to look out for one other.

"Staying safe and staying aware are key factors in fully enjoying Halloween," said Suchitra Webster, Community Liaison.

Check below to see some of our broad recommendations for staying safe this weekend:

  1. Be prepared. Make a plan! According to the Weather Channel, the estimated forecast in East Lansing this weekend is a frigid high of 51 degrees. Keep yourself warm by wearing layers and arranging a reliable transportation plan before you head out for the night.
  2. Be with a friend. On events when the streets will be flooded with people, an important element of safety is staying in a group. While thinking through your plan for the night, make sure you aren’t putting yourself or your friends in a position where someone will be left alone.
  3. Be aware. This seems fairly self-explanatory, but if you aren’t in a state of awareness, things can easily take a wrong turn. In the process of having fun, don’t compromise your ability to assess a potentially dangerous situation.
  4. Be there for each other. We are a community. If someone looks like they need help, help them. If you see something that looks suspicious, don’t hesitate to contact authorities. The well-being of our student body is our priority and it should be your priority as well.
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