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


  • 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 animals within fenced area
  • No private tents or other enclosed structures 


  • Guests MUST be registered in advance by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18. Unregistered guests will not be admitted.
  • One guest over the age of 18 per Carleton student
  • Online registration is available here.
  • Guests must accompany their student host and complete a Release of Liability Agreement at the gate 


Beer, cider, and malt beverages are permitted for those +21. No hard alcohol or wine. For those who choose to consume alcohol, please read the following:

  • Be prepared to show government-issued ID as proof of age. OneCards cannot be used as proof of age. You will receive a wristband upon entry.
  • Alcoholic beverages are limited to six, 12 or 16-ounce beers/cider with a maximum of 8% alcohol by volume (ABV)
  • Aluminum and plastic (sealed) containers only. No glass!
  • Common containers including kegs and boxed wine is prohibited.
  • High-risk drinking activities such as drinking games and beer bongs are prohibited.
  • Students who show signs of excessive intoxication will not be admitted.


1. PARKING: For those driving to the event, there is NO PARKING near the Recreation Center. If you need your car on Saturday and it 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: Contracted security personal will be present. Bags, backpacks, coolers, etc. will be checked at the gate. Carleton staff will also be present if you need assistance. 

3. FOOD: Food vendors will be selling food, including El Triunfo, Adam’s Gyros, Samurai Teppanyaki food truck. Bon Appétit will be serving dinner 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A OneCard is required to access meal plans. This meal is part of the Board Meal Plan. Dinner is not free. Unfortunately, Schillers nor cash can be accepted for this meal. 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, etc.). The only exception is aluminum foil for burritos at the El Triunfo booth and soda cans available for purchase from the food truck(s). Please place all dining items in the yellow bins labeled "Compost" and recycle your cans and foil in the blue bins labeled "Recycle.”

5. FREE: Filtered water and snow cones will be provided. A water bottle refill station will be located near the main gate. Bring an EMPTY bottle to fill with water, 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 event is coordinated in part by students and volunteers, so every little bit helps.

7. INFORMATION: Assistance during the event is available from Security (black shirts), SAO staff and Spring Concert Committee (tangerine shirts), or from the Information Booth located near the food vendors. This is also where lost and found is located. Any lost and found items not picked-up before midnight, will be brought to the Sayles-Hill Info Desk on Monday morning. Items of particular importance (e.g., wallets, OneCards, room keys, cell phones) will be brought to Campus Security immediately following the event.

8. WEATHER: In the event of dangerous weather, the concert may be delayed or canceled. Lightening, tornadoes, and torrential rain are primary reasons. Announcements with more information will be made from the stage when necessary.

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

On behalf of the Spring Concert Planning Committee, the Carleton Student Association (CSA), and the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) we hope to see you at Spring Concert!