Police have been beefing up security and issuing citations at universities across the nation over the past few years. Corley Bell, a Bucknell anthropology major, isn’t allowed to tailgate at her school. According to Bucknell’s Events Management office, “Bucknell Public Safety shall designate permissible tailgating areas/parking spaces . . . on a first-come, first-served basis.” The regulations further outline specifications for the use of small weighted tents and prohibit “kegs, party balls, pooling and mass purchases of alcohol.” Central Michigan University also enforced new tailgating rules last football season, limiting alcohol consumption to six beers or one plastic pint of alcohol per person. The regulations also prohibit speaker systems and confine students to one parking lot that holds up to 400 vehicles. With an enrollment of more than 27,000 students, this makes competition fierce for game day parking passes for Lot 63.
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