Underage students looking to get into bars could see legal action taken against them if they use fake identification, police say.
MSU Police is urging students, faculty and staff to plan ahead for emergency response and mitigation strategies.
Between parties, tailgates and other celebrations, local officials are aiming to keep people safe during parties on campus and throughout East Lansing neighborhoods.
Underage students caught boozing this fall could be handed more lenient penalties than law enforcement is used to issuing, but harsher penalties could come down depending on the circumstance.
After taking an oath of honor Friday, Sparkes was officially sworn in as East Lansing's newest chief of police. Sparkes was named the interim police chief in June after the retirement of his predecessor, Jeff Murphy.