Seven Ways to Prevent Drunk People from Barging into Your Room

By Lucy Tantum | 5/16/16 7:00am

One night earlier this year, my roommate and I heard a knock on the door. We opened it to find two drunk freshman guys who proceeded to walk into our room, compliment our room décor and sit on our futon. We had a nice conversation for a while and then they left, disappearing back into the night. I have not seen either of them since.

Having a drunk person barge into your room (or opening your door to find someone already in there) is not uncommon at Dartmouth. At best, you'll have a funny interaction; at worst, you'll feel obliged to take the person home even though you have no idea where they live. If you'd rather avoid these encounters altogether, follow thesetips on keeping drunk people out of your room:

1) Pretend you are Safety and Security

2) Divert them elsewhere

3) Yell “Get off my lawn!” at everyone

4) Get a peephole for your door

5) Set up an intricate booby trap system

6) Let them come in

7) Lock your door

Lucy Tantum