Social Functions & Alcohol

Connecticut law prohibits the direct or indirect sale of alcoholic beverages except by the holder of a valid liquor permit. The University does not hold such a permit for undergraduate social functions. It is against Connecticut law for any person to give alcoholic beverages to an underage person. The legal drinking age in Connecticut is 21. It is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to an intoxicated person regardless of his or her age.

The University prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its premises or as a part of any of its activities.

Social Function with Alcohol Checklist:

  • The service location of alcoholic beverages is well lit
  • Non-alcoholic beverages are available and physically separated from the alcohol
  • An authorized bartender is in charge of dispensing alcohol
  • Students or others are required to produce proof of age in order to be served alcoholic beverages. Service to an intoxicated person of any age is strictly prohibited.
  • For events in Residential Colleges, organizers have read and followed procedures set forth by the Council of the Heads of College 
  • For events elsewhere on campus, the University office that is responsible for scheduling the use of that space has given advance approval.
  • The the Dean of Student Affairs has also approved of the event if it serves alcohol. Forms for seeking such approval, as well as for requesting bartending and police services (where required), may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs, 105 SSS.

Quiet Hours

All residential areas of the university abide by the following quiet hours:
  • Sunday-Thursday 11pm-8am
  • Friday-Saturday 1am-8am