As we head into Labor Day weekend, here are some tips and reminders.
1. Review adjusted dining hours
2. Spend time outside
Labor Day weekend is a popular time to enjoy outdoor activities. If you want to rent equipment for camping, backpacking, climbing or other activities, check out Outdoor Pursuits. And if you plan to hike or visit parks, review these essential tips for hiking and tips for staying healthy in Colorado.
Here are some other reminders:
Get important trail information and regulations for the Boulder area by downloading the Trails App and visiting the city's Open Space and Mountain Parks page and the county's Open Space Parks & Trails Listing page.
3. Watch the Buffs play
The Colorado Buffaloes play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, Sept. 2. This year's season opener is an away game, but you can gather a few friends to watch the game. As you cheer on the Buffs, remember to be respectful in bars, restaurants and other public places.
If you watch in your residence hall or off-campus housing, remember to follow the policies and ordinances for noise, parties and visitors.
There's a lot of excitement about the Buff's football season. You can enjoy the games and celebrate but also want to represent CU Boulder and yourself positively throughout the season.
4. Stay safe at parties
You may choose to spend the long weekend out late with friends or at parties, but it’s important to remember that not everyone drinks alcohol or uses substances. If you choose to use alcohol or other drugs, here are some things to consider:
5. Avoid getting a ticket
Common citations that students living off campus get are for noise, trash or a nuisance party ticket. You can get a ticket at any time of the day or night for excessive noise or for having loose trash on your property.
A nuisance party ticket is issued when a residence hosts a gathering that violates Boulder ordinances. Violations may include unreasonable noise, underage drinking, brawling, public urination, littering or trash, etc. A ticket can be issued to the residence even if it's guests who are being disruptive.
If you plan on hosting a gathering, lower your chances of receiving a ticket by registering your party with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations. If a neighbor makes a noise complaint about your address, dispatch will call your house and give you a 20-minute warning to shut down the party before dispatching police to your home.
6. Don't set off fireworks
Fireworks are illegal in the city of Boulder. Fireworks not only pose a significant fire risk, but they also can cause significant noise disruption to your neighbors and our community.
Boulder laws prohibit all fireworks, including items like sparklers, snaps, snakes, bottle rockets, Roman candles and smoke bombs, in addition to fireworks that leave the ground or explode. Possible legal penalties include:
You will also be referred to Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.
Even if you don't possess or discharge fireworks, you may be held responsible for fireworks used by roommates and guests. Unused fireworks can be brought to the city of Boulder Public Safety Building at 1805 33rd St. without penalty.
If you have any questions about city ordinances, reach out to Student Legal Services or Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations.