St. Patrick's Day Resources

Don't leave it to luck. Be smart this St Patrick's Day

Follow local bylaws and guidelines

We strongly encourage you to celebrate respectfully and responsibly to keep yourselves, each other, and the community safe.

Starting March 1, watch for the Student Community Relations team and community partners who will be knocking on near-campus neighbourhood doors to distribute information (PDF, 291 KB) and answer your questions about local bylaws and the city’s University District Safety Initiative.

The University District Safety Initiative is in effect March 10 to 20 

The City’s University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) aims to decrease disruptive behaviours and strain on emergency services that have historically arisen when large street parties take place.

If you are charged or ticketed under local bylaws, you could face:

  • Fines up to $2,000
  • A court appearance
  • Sanctions under Queen’s Student Code of Conduct

Avoid bylaw violations related to:

  • Nuisance parties
  • Climbing – “brewfing”
  • Obstructing a roadway
  • Failure to comply with a bylaw or police officer
  • Excessive noise
  • Alcohol-related offences



Campus Observation Room (COR)

Our on-site non-medical detox service, located in Chez Lenny, across from the Leonard Dining Hall in Leonard Hall.

St. Patrick’s Day *special hours*
Open Thurs March 17 at 9 am until Fri Mar 18 at 7 am in addition to:
Fri Mar 18 from 9 pm–7 am
Sat Mar 19 from 9 pm–7 am


Go to the COR webpage

Student Wellness Services

Check Student Wellness Service's (SWS) St. Patrick's Day page for information on how to have a memorable St. Patrick's Day, how to help a friend, where to go for help, and more.

Go to SWS's St. Patrick's Day page