To: Graduate students at the University of Waterloo

From: Chris Read

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023

Subject: St. Patrick's Day 2023

St. Patrick's Day 2023

To all Waterloo students, 

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you may want to celebrate with friends from Waterloo and other schools in the region. 

I’m reaching out to remind you to do your part in keeping our campus community safe. Please listen to the guidance of regional officials, including first responders, and avoid large gatherings and unsanctioned street parties. They are dangerous, can quickly get out of hand and have previously resulted in students drinking too much, overdoses, assaults and general feelings of insecurity.  

Large gatherings and street parties are not condoned by the University of Waterloo as they put you at risk, place strain on the region’s resources and impact the ability of first responders to support our community.     

Socialize responsibly. Respect our neighbours. Watch out for your friends, your peers and yourself. Keep each other safe.  

If you see anything happen and you need immediate support, you can contact urgent help options we have available or in case of an emergency call 911.    


Chris Read    

Associate Provost, Students

Chris Read
Associate Provost, Students
Office of the Associate Provost, Students

2023 communications to graduate students