Postsecondary institutions in Ontario are encouraging students to be respectful during St Patrick’s Day celebrations this year. In St Catharines, Brock University, Brock University Students’ Union, Niagara Regional Police Service, and the local municipalities are working together to promote responsible and respectful celebrations in neighbourhoods with large student populations. Queen’s University has launched a social media campaign about building community and is preparing for the weekend with initiatives such as substance-free events and safe partygoer kits. Carleton University has offered tips to students to help them celebrate safely, encourage a culture of consent, and be a good neighbour. McMaster University is encouraging students to avoid large or disruptive gatherings and is paying for additional police officers to patrol neighbourhoods around the university on St Patrick’s Day.