University Health Service

Update to Minor in Possession Law - effective 1/1/18

As of January 1, 2018, the Minor in Possession (MIP) law has changed.  To better understand the legislation, please read below. This information does not serve as legal advice.  For free legal advice, U-M students may contact Student Legal Services at 734-763-9920.

The change does shift a first MIP from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction (this includes a fine without a required court appearance). A subsequent violation remains a misdemeanor.

under 21

It Takes Time to Sober Up

A night of heavy partying follows you into the next day because, contrary to popular belief, only time will sober you up.

Screenshot from the Stay in the Blue app

Problem Drinking

Any one of these consequences is reason enough to evaluate your relationship with alcohol.