First 6 Weeks at UNH
First 6 Weeks at UNH
Arriving at UNH will be very exciting and you may choose to check-out some of the parties.
Before you party, here's some information to help keep you safe.
Carson's Story: Know the Signs of
A Young Man's Life and Death Alcohol Poisoning
The PARTY is NOT as BIG as you THINK
UNH students have told us that they...
- Stay safe using low-risk strategies like hydrating and eating before going out
- Pace their drinks to one drink per hour and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks
- Do not let their drinking interfere with academics or other responsibilities
- Party 0-1 nights/week
- Never get arrested or in trouble with authorities while attending UNH
New Hampshire State Laws
If you are under 21, it is illegal to...
- Have in your personal possession any alcoholic beverages
- Misrepresent your age for purpose of obtaining alcoholic beverages
- Drive in a car having alcoholic beverages except when accompanied by a parent, guardian, spouse 21 years of age
- Be in an area where alcoholic beverages are served unless accompanied by person 21 years of age
- Be intoxicated by consumption of an alcoholic beverage (alcohol concentration of .02 or more is evidence of intoxication)
Fake ID's, it is illegal for anyone to...
- Sell, give away or procure alcoholic beverage to a minor or individual who is intoxicated
- Charge for alcoholic beverages without a license
- Manufacture, sell, possess or use a falsified ID
- To lend a driver’s license to be used for unlawful purpose
Driving While Intoxicated or Under the Influence
You may be found guilty of DWI if you drive a vehicle while you have a 0.08% blood alcohol concentration if 21 years of age or 0.02% if under the age of 21.
- Person under 21 years of age who posses any alcoholic beverages is guilty of a violation & will be fined a min. of $250. Second offenses will be fined at least $500.
- Under 21 and are found guilty of possession of alcohol given a probationary drivers license until 21 years of age. Any subsequent alcohol violations will result in suspension of drivers license.
- It’s a violation for minors not only to possess alcohol, but also to be intoxicated or have a BAC level of .02 or more (internal possession of alcohol).
It’s hard to care for someone who has had too much to drink. It is even harder if you have been drinking. Get help, call 911
Warning Signs of Alcohol Poisoning
- Mental confusion
- Passing out and not waking up
- Slow breathing (< 8 breaths per minute) or irregular (10 seconds or more between breaths)
- Severe vomiting (may happen when sleeping)
- Cold, clammy or blue lips/skin
Help A Friend
- Do not leave the person alone
- Don't be afraid to call 911
- Keep checking on the person's breathing
- Do not move him/her unless they are in immediate danger
- Do not try to sober him/her up with cold showers, food, or drinks
- Place him/her on his/her side with knees bent, to avoid choking on vomit
- Stay with him/her until help arrives
UNH Rules and Regulations
UNH is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that supports health, safety, and academic success. The unlawful possession, use, and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on the University campus or during University-sponsored activities are prohibited. Students found to be in violation may be subject to...
- Arrest and conviction under the applicable criminal laws of local municipalities, the State of NH or the United States. Conviction can result in sanctions including probation, fines and imprisonment.
- Discipline in accordance with the procedures of the Student Conduct System. Discipline may include disciplinary probation, loss of scholarship,loss of study abroad opportunity, termination of housing or dismissal from the University.
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