37th Annual Spring Concert


Mark Your Calendars: The 37th annual Spring Concert will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

The Spring Concert Committee meets weekly at 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays throughout winter and spring terms. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact the chairs of the Spring Concert Committee.

Important Information for the 37th Annual Spring Concert: May 19, 2018

  • A current OneCard is required for admission and to access your meal plan for dinner (if on a meal plan). As in past years, the DINING HALLS ARE CLOSED SATURDAY NIGHT, WITH DINNER BEING SERVED AT SPRING CONCERT. Note: Bon Appetit meal served at Spring Concert is not free for those not on meal plans. 
  • The Sayles-Hill Cafe will be open until 1:00 a.m.
  • There will be lots of food available and filtered water to fill water bottles. All water bottles must be empty prior to entry.
  • No pets allowed within fenced area.
  • No private tents or other enclosed structures.


  • One guest is allowed per Carleton student.
  • Guests must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Guests MUST be registered in advance before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18. After that time, the online registration process will close and attendees without a OneCard will not be admitted.
  • Online registration is available here.
  • Guests must arrive with their student host and for insurance purposes, complete a Release of Liability Agreement at the gate.

Alcoholic Beverages

For those who choose to consume alcohol at Spring Concert, please read the following:

  • A government-issued identification is required as proof of age. Note: OneCards are not issued by the government.
  • Alcoholic beverages are limited to six, 12 or 16-ounce beers/cider with a maximum of 8% alcohol by volume (ABV)
  • Hard alcohol, wine, and common containers such as kegs are prohibited
  • Aluminum or plastic (sealed) containers only. No glass! Glass and bare feet don't mix.
  • High risk drinking activities such as drinking games or beer bongs are not permitted
  • Students who show signs of excessive intoxication will not be admitted

Other Reminders

1. PARKING: For those driving to the event, there is NO PARKING near the Recreation Center. If you need access to a vehicle on Saturday that is located in the Recreation Center parking lot, please move it before 10:00 a.m. Saturday. There will be no vehicle access to the Rec Center parking lot on Saturday (cars cannot leave or enter). No tailgating permitted.

2. SAFETY: Security personal (from A.S.I.A. Security) will assist with the event. They will be checking bags, backpacks, coolers, etc. at the gate. Carleton staff and faculty members will also be present. Please be courteous and respectful to those involved in making Spring Concert a safe event.

3. FOOD: Food vendors will be selling food on site. Bon Appétit will be serving dinner 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. A OneCard is required to access a meal plan. Dinner is not free. For those not on a meal plan, food may be purchased from Bon Appetit using Schillers - cash is not accepted. Remember, the dining halls will not be open for dinner on Saturday.  

4. COMPOST/RECYCLE: All food vendors, including the dinner served by Bon Appetit will use 100% compostable materials (plates, forks, napkins, cups). Please place all dining items in the yellow bins labeled "Compost" and recycle your cans in the blue bins labeled "Recycle.”

5. FREE: Filtered water and snow cones will be provided. The CSA water fountain will be available to fill water bottles. This will help reduce cost and waste associated with purchasing bottled water. Students are HIGHLY encouraged to bring an EMPTY water bottle, as cups will not be provided.

6. CLEAN-UP: Throughout the day it would be WONDERFUL if people made an effort to clean up after themselves. This is an event coordinated in part by students, so help make your friends' lives easier. Every piece of trash you pick up counts!

7. INFORMATION/LOST & FOUND/MEDICAL: For assistance during the event, visit the SAO Information Booth near the food vendors. Any recovered item not claimed by midnight can be picked-up at the Sayles-Hill Info Desk Monday morning. Items of particular importance such as wallets, OneCards, room keys, and cell phones will be brought to Campus Security immediately following the event. An ambulance will be on-site to assist with any medical emergency, large or small. 

8. WEATHER: In the event of inclement weather, the event may be delayed or canceled. Lightening and tornadoes are the primary reasons for a delay or cancellation. In the rare case the sun makes an appearance, sunscreen will be available at the SAO Information Booth.

9. GOODHUE ACCESS: Access to Goodhue is limited to residents of the building beginning at noon on Saturday, May 19 through 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 20. Your OneCard will not work unless you are a resident of the building.