Yale's Tailgating Rules Appear More Lenient Than Others

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Comparisons among colleges' tailgating policies are difficult, but Yale's rules appear more lenient than the rules of at least five other New England colleges.

Yale permits beer kegs and rental trucks full of party supplies into tailgating areas, while other colleges, including Harvard University and the University of Connecticut, do not.

But Yale does take some steps that some colleges do not: It requires student organizations to get a tailgating permit ahead of time and students to wear wristbands indicating whether they are of legal age to drink.

Tailgating regulations have come under scrutiny this week following a fatal accident Saturday before the Harvard-Yale game in New Haven, when a U-Haul truck laden with beer kegs accelerated suddenly, hitting and killing Nancy Barry, 30, of Salem, Mass., and injuring two other women.

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