The University of Minnesota will be making some changes to the April 2010 Spring Jam due to off-campus rioting last year, administrators said.
Students can expect to see more police patrolling the Dinkytown and Southeast Como area during the day at the annual event, according to KSTP News. There will be a zero tolerance policy for alcohol related events and parties.
The Minnesota Daily said Spring Jam has been shortened from six days to three, running Thursday, April 22 through Saturday, April 24.
During the 2009 Spring Jam, a riot had broke out in Dinkytown with an estimated 500 person turnout. Police had to break it up using tear gas and marking guns. Some student were even arrested for being involved in the rowdy behavior.
Vice Provost of Student Affairs Jerry Rinehart said the same amount of money will be spent for the upcoming Spring Jam, but will try to engage students in non-alcohol related activities such as a possible concert at TCF Stadium and a Noble Prize speaker.