4/20 at CU Boulder: Wyclef Jean concert, police crackdown to shrink event?

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TO: CU Students

FROM: Deb Coffin, vice chancellor for student affairs Karen Raforth, interim dean of students Carly Robinson, CUSG internal vice president

SENDER: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

DATE: April 3, 2012

SUBJECT: Important information on the 4/20 gathering on the CU-Boulder campus

Dear CU student:

As you know, your student government and the university administration would like the disruptive, unnecessary and unsanctioned 4/20 gathering on the CU-Boulder campus to end. With this in mind, please join us in taking key steps this year to end 4/20.

We invite students who do not have Friday afternoon classes to attend the free Wyclef Jean concert at the Coors Events Center, sponsored by CU Student Government (CUSG) in partnership with Program Council.

The concert is for CU-Boulder students only. Doors open at 2 p.m. and will close at 4 p.m. The concert is expected to end at 6 p.m. More information on the concert will be e-mailed to students in coming weeks, so watch your e-mail for upcoming announcements.

We also want to communicate some key changes and conditions that may impact you or your peers on 4/20:

• Tickets will be issued for smoking marijuana on the Norlin Quad, or anywhere on campus, prior to, during and after the gathering. Such tickets can result in a $100 fine.

• Possession of a medical marijuana card does not entitle its holder to smoke marijuana on campus, and in fact can result in revocation of the card.

• Alcohol policies will be strictly enforced throughout the campus.

• Students who receive tickets will be subject to a review process with the Office of Student Conduct and if a student is found responsible, sanctions will be issued. Additional sanctions will be levied by the Boulder County and Boulder City courts.

• The federal Clery Act requires that the university maintain a publicly accessible crime log. Those ticketed or arrested for violating CU rules and state or local laws will have their names posted on the CU-Boulder police website's daily crime log, which could affect their employment futures.

• All classes and academic activities will go on as scheduled.

• Please do not invite friends or visitors to campus that day. Those not affiliated with CU-Boulder are advised to avoid the campus entirely on 4/20.

• Plan ahead since extremely heavy traffic and long traffic jams are expected on Broadway due to construction and along 28th Street due to overflow traffic. University and City of Boulder guest parking will be virtually non-existent on the CU-Boulder campus and in adjacent CU neighborhoods.

Please join the CU Student Government and the University in taking key steps this year to end this disruptive, unsanctioned gathering on the CU-Boulder campus. Your degree has value and your safety and your future matter to all of us who are proud of the University of Colorado Boulder.


Deb Coffin, vice chancellor for student affairs Karen Raforth, interim dean of students Carly Robinson, CUSG internal vice president

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