From: News Alert E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Wed Mar 17 2010 - 11:27:50 MDT
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:27:50 -0600 (MDT) From: News Alert E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Spring Break Safety Reminders
TO: All CU Students
FROM: Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Deb Coffin
Office of the Dean of Students
SUBJECT: Spring Break Safety Reminders
With Spring Break less than a week away, the University of Colorado at Boulder is urging students to exercise caution whether they remain in town, travel elsewhere in the country or go abroad.
Last week, two Colorado State University students died tragically in highway accidents in Colorado and Arizona. We are also continuing to hear news coverage of violence in certain regions of Mexico - particularly northern border cities.
We encourage students to get plenty of sleep before and during driving trips, to drive in shifts with well-rested friends and take rest stops as needed. Never substitute coffee or stimulant drinks such as Red Bull for actual rest.
Students planning trips to the high country to ski, snowboard or for winter camping are advised to check road conditions, and to take winter survival kits. Spring is a time when we experience some of Colorado's largest snowfalls. When skiing or snowboarding, comply with applicable responsibility codes and follow all rules of resorts and hotels.
For students remaining in Boulder: follow standard safety precautions. Lock doors and windows even in warm weather, and keep your dwelling well lighted and your cell phone handy at all times.
To all students: use the buddy system, comply with the laws and be aware of your limits in consuming alcohol. Remember, you are a CU Buff wherever you go and the CU Code of Conduct follows you to any destination.
Have a fun and safe Spring Break.
For international safety resources, visit the U.S. Department of State's travel information page, including warnings and alerts at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html, as well as the student safety page at http://studentsabroad.state.gov/ and the tip sheet for spending spring break in Mexico at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/spring_break_mexico/spring_break_mexico_2812.html.
The U.S. Embassy also provides information at http://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/citizen_services.html
For additional spring break information visit Ralphie's Guide to Student Life at www.colorado.edu/ralphie/index.html
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