Stay Safe During Homecoming Weekend at SU

As most Shippensburg University students know, homecoming week is a time for alumni to return to SU to celebrate and reconnect with old friends.

It is also a time for numerous activities to take place in order to bring the campus together, like having a game night, a candy buffet, laser tag, a lip sync competition, taking pictures with animals, a football game and much more.

However, homecoming weekend is fast approaching, and for many, it means celebrating a little too much.

According to SU Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety Cytha Grissom because homecoming is such a big weekend, there will be more police officers on patrol during the tailgate party at the football game this Saturday, Oct. 6.

“We have more people working the football game and extra people working some of the events later in the evening,” Grissom said.

The main word of advice Grissom suggested for SU students and alumni who plan to go out this weekend is moderation.

“If you’re going to go out and you’re going to celebrate, be aware of your surroundings, be aware of other individuals and be aware of what you’re doing,” Grissom said.

“To a certain extent, you are responsible for your own safety, so don’t overindulge in alcohol. Be respectful of the police officers that you may encounter, and you’ll have a perfectly wonderful weekend,” she said.

Grissom mentioned that during homecoming, there is a slight increase in on-campus underage citations, but it is not an astronomical difference than any other weekend.

Homecoming is a time of fun, celebration and seeing old friends, but being smart about who you are with at all times and controlling your actions is the key to a successful weekend.

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