Spring Weekend Statement of Expectations 2009


Spring Weekend is a wonderful UNH tradition that promotes
camaraderie and celebration, observes the on-set of spring and provides lasting
memories for students.  It is a not a weekend intended to center around the use
of alcohol in excess.  Instead, we hope that you join in the spring festivities
such as the concert featuring Third Eye Blind, Trapt, Blue
and Trey Songz on Friday, May 1st at the Charger Gym,
the Carnival at North Campus on Saturday, May 2nd and the
Recovery Bowl and Drive-In Movie on Sunday, May 3rd.

Our collective goal as a University community is to ensure
that Spring Weekend is both fun and safe, and provides opportunities for
students to celebrate responsibly.  In order for this to happen, we want to
take this opportunity to remind you that the policies and procedures outlined
in the Student Handbook will be in effect for Spring Weekend as they are for
each and every weekend.   

As stated in the UNH Substance Use Policy:

The University encourages
individuals to:

  • Find it
    acceptable to choose not to use substances.
  • Refuse
    to condone excessive drinking or intoxication.
  • Refuse
    to use intoxication or substance abuse as an excuse for misconduct or
    infringing on the rights of others.
  • Refuse
    to use alcohol or other drugs as the prime focus of a social activity.

In keeping with University policy, the possession or
consumption of alcohol is not permitted on university grounds or in public
areas.  No outside beverage containers i.e. hydro packs, nalgene bottles,
squeeze bottles, etc. are permitted at any Spring Weekend events to include the
concert, carnival or comedians. 

Please be mindful and respectful of your community and
its’ members.  This weekend has taken a lot of planning and preparation
and we encourage you to make responsible choices which will enable you and your
fellow students to enjoy what has been planned.

Best wishes for a great Spring Weekend! 


Louis Eswood III, USGA President

UNH Substance Use Task Force

of Residential Life

Office of Student Activities

Dean of Student’s Office

Campus Police