Tailgating Policy Approved

A new tailgating policy has been approved and will take effect with Northern's Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 4.

"There were no specific guidelines in place for those who participated or wanted to participate," said Bill Bernard (Academic Affairs). "Athletics and Recreational Services proposed drafting some as a way to promote responsible tailgating. Most colleges have a policy for this, so it was a matter of putting the instructions in writing to eliminate any confusion about what is allowed and where."

For up to three hours before and one hour after events, tailgating will be permitted anywhere in the Recreation and Sports Complex area, but alcohol is permitted only in two designated parking lots: number 55, which is east of the Superior Dome's back entrance; and number 58, east of the Berry Events Center. Bernard said the parking lots were selected for their specific location to each facility and the potential to expand the designated area, if necessary.

Michigan law governing the possession, consumption and distribution of alcohol and controlled substances will be enforced with random identification checks by Public Safety.

The tailgating policy prohibits the following: kegs, drinking games and devices, glass containers, mass common alcohol containers, open-flame fires and pets. Caterers providing food for public consumption or sale must be approved by NMU conference and catering.

For the full tailgating procedures, click here.


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