All in the hopes of putting an end to State Pattys Day.
"I think I speak for everybody in our consitituency. I want to make State Patty's Day go away," Penn State Vice President of Student Affairs Damon Sims said earlier this week.
Even some fellow Penn State students tried to crash the PARTY with a video.
"Don't let one day ruin four years of accomplishments," the video says.
But did it work?
"Compared to last year it's toned down a bit, but you can't take State Pattys day out of Penn State it's just not going to happen," Penn State Senior Adam Sempowski says.
While closing the bars did take some of the traffic away from downtown, some students say that could make it worse with house parties.
"Now you're drinking is in a clandestine environment, people are going to binge drink and it's not going to stop State Pattys Day."
"I can understand why they would want to shut it down, but it's kind of counterproductive because you're still going to drink no matter what," Sempowksi says.
And that makes for a busy day for the hundreds of police officers working to keep everyone safe.
Six local police agencies including the State Police were out patrolling.
Police plan to seek maximum penalties for all State Pattys Day related offenses. WTAJ News will have an update on the number of arrests Sunday.