Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St. Paddy’s is the biggest holiday where college students are introduced to binge drinking. WSU is a dry campus and we do not support nor endorse binge or underage drinking. We have some tips for you to celebrate this holiday safely without turning sickly green.

Even though mask restrictions have been lifted as vaccination rates are high and transmission rates are low, we encourage you to stay safe and stay smart. We encourage you to wear a mask in crowded spaces, to keep your gatherings small or outdoors, wash or sanitize hands often, and practice physical distancing.

If you do decide to go out, please keep these tips in mind:

  • Bring a fully charged cell phone for a safe sober ride and never ever drink and drive
  • Sharing drinks isn’t sham-rocking. Never accept open drinks from strangers and avoid sharing drinks and cups with others.
  • Avoid participating in drinking games as this can easily lead to overconsumption.
  • Eat and stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Set limits and pace yourself. Stick to one type of alcohol to avoid mixing and risking turning a sickly green.
  • Bring a mask with you in case the space becomes crowded.
  • Bring hand sanitizer with you.
  • Have fun!

Alternate suggestions if you're clover drinking culture:

There are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s that don’t involve drinking. Celebrate with your roomies by trying out some of our fun Irish and green-themed ideas:


  • Get out some green nail polish and paint your nails.
  • Try some green facemasks with your friends.
  • Go out and enjoy a Mcdonald’s Shamrock Shake!
  • Watch a virtual St. Patrick’s day parade.
  • Bake soda bread
  • Put on an Irish infusion film on Netflix like Derry Girls, Dominion Creek, The Secret of Kells, Brain On Fire, and many more.

Irish you all have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day. Get out and sham-rock the world!

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Robin Woodhouse

Robin is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art and expects to graduate in 2023. She works with the WSU Health Promotions team as graphic design assistant and writer. In her free time, Robin like to bike and spend time with her pets.

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