The majority of Cornell undergraduates say that Slope Day is fun even if you don’t drink alcohol (Slope Day Survey, 2018).
For those drinking alcohol: As a reminder, the Campus Code of Conduct applies on every day of the year, and enforcement is stepped up on Slope Day. If you are 21 or older and plan to drink alcohol, plan ahead – and follow these tips – for a safe and enjoyable Slope Day.
- Review the event rules and schedule.
- Be sure to have your Slope Day entry wristband (to wear home) and pre-purchase your food tickets or Food & Alcohol wristband (to be picked up in the Dining/ID Tent on Slope Day).
- Stay hydrated & well-fed throughout the day. Enjoy the free BreakFest and free food at SlopeFest.
- Know the legal risks of underaged drinking; enforcement is stepped up on Slope Day
- Skip the pregame to reduce mid-day burnout
- Pace & limit the number of alcoholic drinks; stick to the buzz
- Avoid hard alcohol which is the cause of nearly all alcohol emergencies
- Call 911 for help (or flag down a Slope Day volunteer) if someone is passed out and unresponsive or vomiting while passed out; alcohol poisoning can be fatal; Good Samaritan protocol/law
See more safety info, including what to know if you’re hosting a party.