More than 1,000 people rioted in UD's student neighborhood in 2013, leaving broken bottles and damaged cars, including a police cruiser, in their wake on Kiefaber Street. Law enforcement from 10 jurisdictions responded to the riot five years ago.
The university has dealt with a series of major St. Patrick’s Day disturbances dating back to the early 1980s.
» WATCH: Police body camera footage shows chaos at UD on St. Patrick’s Day
Students will be returning from spring break on St. Patrick’s Day this year, which is just 11 days away.
The school has implemented a strict set of housing rules in an attempt to avoid the debauchery that ensued last year. Students will not be permitted to move back into campus housing until 3 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, according to an email sent out
The safety of students, campus police and the rest of the community is the “No. 1 priority,” Chatman said in his video.
“We understand that many students will want to celebrate with their friends,” Chatman said. “We’re asking that you make safe and responsible decisions.”
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