NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — The first two weeks of school are in the books at the University of Rhode Island and it appears students are having a good time, but maybe too good of a time.
Narragansett police said they received 53 noise complaints during the first weekend, 22 of which were determined to be party-related. Police also charged 27 people with ordinance violations.
On 11 houses they responded to, police placed an orange notice of public nuisance on the front door, which will be there until the end of the school year.
According to one resident, URI is requiring everyone who lives in the house to fulfill three hours of community service.
If officers are called to the home a second time, each resident will have to pay a $500 fine.
Police in Providence also utilize the orange stickers in attempt to cut down on rowdy parties near the city’s universities.