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Disturbance on University Hill

The City of Boulder condemns the behavior of those who organized and attended the March 6 large disturbance on University Hill and will seek the strictest consequences – legal, economic and when relevant, academic – for anyone who engaged in violence or destruction of property. We are grateful that the injured officers are recovering and that no one else was hurt in this dangerous situation. 

The public health stakes of this type of a gathering are high and potentially dire, not just to partygoers, but also to neighbors and other community members. 

The city wishes to make clear that a gathering of this size, even absent a pandemic, would not be permitted in a residential neighborhood. All residents of University Hill, including students, have a right to quiet enjoyment of their homes and of shared streets and outdoor spaces. This conduct was not consistent with that expectation.

The responsibility for non-compliance rests fully on those who participated in violence and property destruction, as well as those who chose simply to stay and observe. The police department, public health and the university are fully united in our response to this situation and will work together to ensure there are consequences for all those identified.


Anyone who may have information on this case is asked to submit it via any of the below means: 

Submit Evidence

Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers WebsiteSafe to Tell Website or  our tipline which is (303) 441-1974.  

Recognize Me?

Those who have information about these individuals in connection with the March 6, 2021 disturbance on University Hill are asked to send information to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at

Ongoing Updates

Click here to read regular updates on the status of this investigation. Updates include information about the crimes and damage that occurred, arrests that have been made and the number of tips received, among other updates.





Video of Media Briefing On March 7, 2021


Photos of Property Damage March 6, 2021 Disturbance on University Hill