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The Party Smart program has been canceled for the Fall 2020 semester. Off-campus parties are strongly discouraged due to COVID-19. Please join Student Life for on-campus events.


Party Smart is an organization put together by CMU and the Grand Junction Police Department to reduce the negative consequences of excessive noise and disruption of peace that normally occur with parties. The purpose of Party Smart is to provide party hosts with a 20 minute window after receiving a noise complaint to voluntarily terminate the party. 

How To Register your Party:

1. Current students can register their Friday or Saturday parties.

2. You will need to provide your address, the name of the host, name of an alternate host, phone numbers for both host and alternate, and current state IDs to confirm that both party hosts are 18+. 

3. We will provide you with information about the Party Registration program, along with ways to have a successful party. 

4. You will need to sign a form acknowledging that you received all the information and that the information you provided is correct.

What Scenarios Could Happen During a Party?

1. If a noise complaint is received by Police Dispatch, the party host could receive a call informing them about the complaint.

2. If the host does not answer the call they will leave a message and call the second number. 

If the second number is not answered they will leave another message.

3. From the time of the first phone call, the party host will have 20 minutes to break up their party.

4. If a second noise complaint is received after the 20 minute grace period, dispatch will send an officer to the residence to deal with the noise.

5. If there are any other problems besides noise violations, then the 20 minute warning does not apply.


Be Prepared...for fun, for safety, for the police!

Colorado Mesa University and the City of Grand Junction have teamed up to launch an innovative program to address noise complaints. Party Registration offers CMU students who live off campus the ability to register their party at Student Life and possibly avoid fines.


Benefits of the Program

  • Saves party host money (fines), a criminal record, and possible disciplinary actions by CMU.

  • Helps neighbors by taking care of noise and nuisance complaints quickly and efficiently.

  • Saves the city resources by taking action quickly, and easily. 

  • Educates students about partying safely and responsibly; these students may avoid a noise ticket simply because they became a more “informed” party host by stopping in at Student Life.

Party Pack

Party packs will include trash bags for cleanup, cups, coozies, coasters, and informational packets on how to avoid issues

Contact Information

For more information regarding the Party Smart program, please contact Student Life at [email protected] or 970.248.1111