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Oct 26-28

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Oct 26-28

Whats going on for Halloween weekend?

G Man

Chillicothe, Ohio
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1. Re: Oct 26-28

i would assume the usual... a lot of drinking.

Cincinnati, Ohio
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2. Re: Oct 26-28

Haha, sounds good. Where is the best place to go? or is it all house parties?

G Man

Chillicothe, Ohio
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3. Re: Oct 26-28

any bar on main st, and always lots of house parties.

Logan, Ohio
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4. Re: Oct 26-28

The celebrating is done on North Court St. Athens has approximately 14 bars in a three block area.

It can be VERY difficult to find lodging. It books up far in advance, but Athens does have a new hotel or two.

On Friday night, the overexcited partiers show up on Court St. Police are less tolerant on Friday night. By Saturday night, the crowd just takes over the streets.

Only once or twice has the university condoned the revelling due to liability issues. Police will tolerate open containers once they have closed the street. They will not allow any signs of drug use, violence, or belligerance.

Also, if you decide to come, be careful where you park. Athens has very limited parking and tows vehicles all the time. Make sure you are allowed to park wherever you leave your car or else it won't be there when you come back.

It is always a great time! However, out-of-towners are discouraged.

Been there - four years at O.U. :)

Berea, Ohio
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5. Re: Oct 26-28

$25 for a two-night stay with a student in an OU residence hall...Each student living in a residence hall is allowed one guest, who must be registered with the residence hall. All guests will be given wristbands, which must be worn to enter residence halls.

As for parking, to reduce the flow of out-of-town visitors through campus, university parking lots will be restricted to only vehicles that display a valid Ohio University parking permit. Students, faculty, staff and visitors must display a valid parking permit to park on campus. Parking will be strictly enforced beginning at 3 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Sunday.

Also, most campus parking lots will be limited to one entrance/exit. Parking for out-of-town visitors will be available at the county fairgrounds and the city parking garage and at other locations throughout the city for a fee.

Logan, Ohio
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6. Re: Oct 26-28

Great information Pat. Everyone should read it, believe it, and follow the advice. The university doesn't have a sense of humor about Halloween rules. :)

Berea, Ohio
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7. Re: Oct 26-28

Jennyk325, given that you've experienced Athens Halloween as a student and likely underage at least a couple of those years, please tell me: is it possible for under-21s to go up to Court Street and not drink?

Yes, I'm an OU parent...honestly not the helicopter variety. However, I am acutely aware of OU's risk-reduction model and the stiff consequences for alcohol violations.

Logan, Ohio
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8. Re: Oct 26-28

Underage young adults can freely walk up and down Court St. They will more than likely get carded at every drinking establishment. The bars don't care to get shut down for liquor law violations.

When I attended OU, the drinking age was only 18. Remember 3.2% beer? Ahem......

Anyhow, given enough determination, youth will find alcohol if they search hard enough. Halloween night on Court St. is not a good time for them to attempt it. :)

9. Re: Oct 26-28

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