UB’s Operation Doorhanger warns students of the dangers of off-campus parties

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Student volunteers with the University at Buffalo hit the streets Wednesday putting door hangers on homes of residents and students who live near the campus, for the university’s Operation Doorhanger program.

“Every year, we do operation doorhanger just to let our students know that this is a family neighborhood, university heights is a family neighborhood.This year the message is even more important because of Covid19,” said Tess Morrissey, UB’s director of community relations.

One side of the door hanger has information about Covid19

“We have our door hanger, and one one side we have some of our health and safety guidelines, and state and county health guidelines reminding our students to be socially distant, wear a mask,” Morrissey said.

On the other side of the door hanger are reminders not to throw large parties.

“One of the main things that we remind them is that if they have a loud party and the police come to it, they could get a $1,500 fine, but then also with Covid19 we’ve seen in other places in the country where off campus parties have a really serious impact on the rest of the university, so we don’t want that to happen here,” she said.

Morrissey says, on the university level, students could face community service and suspension.

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