College: University of Washington
City: Seattle, WA 
Date: 9/28/2003
Number Of People Involved: ~400

Drunken students gathered on Seattle streets in September 2003, setting mattresses ablaze, overturning cars, and destroying windshields on the final weekend before classes were set to begin. It's as if the students looked up the definition of riot in the dictionary and then illustrated it word for word on city streets. Police in riot gear were dispatched the break up the melee, in which beer bottles were smashed upon heads and bonfire embers soared high into the air. Despite all the commotion, only one arrest was made.