Stuffed ghost holding a sign that reads: stayghoulden this halloween

#StayGhoulden this Halloween

Safety during Halloween weekend is our highest priority.

With this in mind, we encourage students to show respect and stay golden: show respect for each other, enforcement officers and our neighbours. Remember what it means to be a Laurier Golden Hawk, our reputation and how you want to represent yourself.

Safety Tips

A few reminders about making safe and responsible choices when attending and travelling to and from Halloween events:

  • If you are of legal age to drink and choose to consume alcohol, drink responsibly, know your limits and never drink and drive.
  • It is necessary to obtain consent for all sexual encounters. Alcohol impairs people’s ability to give and receive consent.
  • If you or a friend needs help, always ask for it: download the SAFEHawk app and contact Special Constables at x3333 (Waterloo) and x5888 (Brantford).
  • Always carry identification with you in case you need assistance and identification is required.
  • Arrange a safe way home. Use Foot Patrol 519.886.FOOT / 519.886.3668 (Waterloo) or 519.751.PTRL / 519.751.7875 (Brantford), call a taxi or use the Friend Walk feature in the SAFEHawk app.
  • Please respect our neighbours’ homes and properties when travelling to and from events. We are all part of the same community!

Enforcement (Special Constable Service, Police, Fire and Bylaw)

  • Our local police services in Waterloo and Brantford support safe behaviours and the safety of our students and neighbourhood community. Police officers and Laurier’s Special Constables will be patrolling the neighbourhood.
  • Consuming alcohol in public areas is prohibited. Violations may result in a ticket.
  • Selling alcohol at keg parties is illegal. Police continue to monitor the illegal sale of alcohol.
  • Charging money for people to consume alcohol, even when promoted as a ‘cleanup fee’ or a ‘fee for the bracelet,' is still considered selling alcohol by police and the courts.
  • If purchasing alcohol, do so from a licensed establishment, be of legal drinking age, drink responsibly, and arrange a safe way home.
  • Throwing objects from high-rise balconies is prohibited, and police will be monitoring.
  • Interior hallways and all exits must remain free and clear of obstructions at all times.
  • In the event of a fire, follow emergency procedures and have two exits out of the building.
  • Falsely setting off a fire alarm, fire extinguisher or smoke alarm is a criminal Code of Canada offence.
  • Compliance officers will focus on noise issues, public urination, garbage and property standards.
  • All tenants on a property lease are equally responsible for all activities at their residence.