Celebrate safely and responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day

Published: Sunday, March 13, 2022

This St. Patrick’s Day be smart, stay safe and be respectful of each other and your community. While you may choose to participate in off-campus St. Patrick’s Day activities, consider avoiding all large non-sanctioned gatherings like house parties, backyard parties and street parties that often happen on March 17th.

We know it’s an exciting time of year with the weather warming up and more social events being able to happen. Let’s continue the momentum and engage in safe, responsible and respectful fun. Please choose common sense and party responsibly.

Where can I find the supports or resources available on campus?

The University has a full range of resources and services that can offer you the advice and support you need and access to the relevant resources required when you need them most.

Tips for personal safety and security on campus

The tips in this link are designed to assist you in avoiding and preventing potentially dangerous situations. The most important tip that can be given is to use common sense and to trust your instincts.

Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office 

The SVPRO supports all members of the University of Waterloo campus community who have experienced, or been impacted, by sexual violence. They have valuable resources for support and creating consent culture.

Empower Me

Is a confidential mental health and wellness service that connects students with qualified counsellors 24/7. They can be reached at 1-833-628-5589.

University of Waterloo Health Services

Health Services provides primary medical care for all registered University of Waterloo students. The health professionals work to promote a safe, healthy environment for students. They can be reached at 519-888-4096.

University of Waterloo Police Services

When campus police receive a complaint of sexual assault, the matter is referred to the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Campus police ensure appropriate services are provided to individuals such as counselling, accommodation change, and schedule change to ensure the individual is adequately supported. They can be reached at Extension 22222 or 519-888-4911.


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  • campus maps; and much more!

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Accessibility Services

Whether you have a known or unknown disability/condition/illness, or if you’re experiencing impacts from a trauma, Accessibility Services can help develop your individualized academic accommodation plan for all components of your academic career.

Waterloo Region Crisis Supports

Click on the link for a list of Waterloo Region Crisis supports.


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