Spring Weekend is known to be a rowdy one, filled with parties and celebrations, but this year, the University of Connecticut is stepping up security and changing the rules to make sure the festivities are safe.
Only UConn students are allowed to attend Spring Weekend at the Storrs campus and no bags are allowed.
Students must use their school IDs to obtain a wristband and wear it for the weekend to get in and no guests will be allowed in the residence halls from Thursday until Sunday morning.
“I think it should be kept under control, but limiting the people that can be invited, that’s a little too far,” Ahmad Aslam, a junior at UConn said.
Other schools, like Eastern Connecticut State University, are sending emails to their students warning them to stay away from UConn this weekend or risk facing disciplinary action.
Alcohol is also not permitted at Spring Weekend events, but police know that might not stop students from trying to sneak it in.
They suspect that is what happened last weekend at a concert at Gampel Pavillion when 15 students were sent to the hospital with alcohol poisoning.
The most tragic event during Spring Weekend was in 2010, one student died after being assaulted during Spring Weekend.
Police say they will be increasing their presence not only on the UCONN campus, but off campus too in order to make sure the Huskies celebrate Spring Weekend safely.
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