FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Students are getting ready to go back to class at Colorado State University and faculty and staff are hoping those students will make smart decisions when it comes to alcohol.

Last year an out-of-control pool party at an off campus apartment complex went viral on the Internet. The party led to four arrests and a handful of others having to go to the hospital.

Staff at the university say programs are in place to help students transition into independent living and decision making. Some of those programs begin before students even step foot on campus for the first time.

“Over the summer all students are required to take an online class that gives them real information about Colorado State University and what happens on our campus in terms of navigating, making those decisions,” Dean of Students Jody Donovan said.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is also setting up DUI checkpoints this weekend. They say the goal is to curb drunk driving and to spread the message that it will not be tolerated.

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