From 1 September 2019, there will be one single alcohol policy within Utrecht University: drinks and events in and around university buildings are alcohol-free during regular office hours (until 5 p.m.). This policy applies to employees, students and external parties.
Why does the university choose this policy?
Utrecht University has various alcohol protocols for students and student organisations. For example, some of these organisations already prohibit serving alcohol before 5 p.m. The rules will be the same for employees, students and external parties.
How does this policy work?
- Only alcohol-free drinks before 5 p.m.
From 1 September 2019, all drinks and events in and around the university buildings will be alcohol-free until 5 p.m. This applies to employees, students and external parties. Exceptions: the University Hall, University Museum, Botanic Gardens and Parnassos.
- No spirits
Spirits (15% alcohol or more) are no longer served anywhere, with the exception of the Faculty Club.
- External locations
If you organise an event at an external location, the rules of the relevant operator apply. The Basket and Olympos are also external locations.
- External leases
On working days, external parties cannot serve alcohol before 5 p.m. On weekend days, the event organiser determines whether alcohol is served before 5 p.m.