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Mardi Gras Safety Tips & Resources

Although Mardi Gras will look and feel quite different this year, it can still be an exciting time filled with food, fun, and tradition. Talk with your small krewe in advance and make a plan about how to celebrate safely this year. Mardi Gras 2021 is Tuesday, February 16.

2021 Mardi Gras Resources 

Mardi Gras Safety 2020 Posters

Educational Resources

Request a Poster (posters shown above) for your residence hall, department, or student organization. (View flyer version of 2021 materials.)

Pocket Safety Tips Cards: Pick up a super handy, pocket-sized Mardi Gras Safety Tips card at the Mardi Gras Live Well Hut event or from your residence hall.

Mardi Gras Live Well Hut: Feb. 12 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McAlister Stage. Learn about how to stay safe and well during this year's unique version of Carnival. Fanny packs with supplies are free on a first come, first served basis.

Campus Resources

Emergency and After Hours Resources: Local healthcare resources, nearest pharmacies, urgent care clinics and emergency rooms.

Health Center Uptown and Pharmacy:

  • Open Saturday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Open Monday, Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Closed Tuesday, Feb. 16

Health Center Downtown:

  • Open Monday, Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Tuesday, Feb. 16

Counseling Center:

  • Open Monday, Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Closed Tuesday, Feb. 16

Countdown to Carnival

For a collection of safe Mardi Gras-related happenings on and around campus, check out the University's Countdown to Carnival page.