The Student Life Committee of the Board of Trustees will hold hearings on Thursday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday, Oct. 15 to solicit ideas on spring weekend.
The committee has been charged by the Board of Trustees with refocusing spring weekend so that students can celebrate their academic achievements and the end of the term but “demonstrably and significantly” reduce alcohol and substance abuse, risky behavior, injury to people, and damage to property.
The committee is also expected to complete a survey of students, faculty, and staff on the topic of spring weekend, and to report to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 18.
The hearings will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Invited speakers include representatives from the Mansfield Campus Community Partnership, Senate Executive Committee, Student Alumni Association, Undergraduate Student Government, Community Standards Office, Off Campus Student Services, Windham Community Memorial Hospital, Student Health Services, and the police and fire departments.
The hearing on Oct. 9 will be in Student Union Room 320; the hearing on Oct. 15 will be in the Student Union Room 410.