The Edward S. Allen Area of Free Debate, located west and south of the Hub, and the area south of the Campanile have been designated as public forums for non-commercial expression. If these areas have not been reserved for use for university purposes or by student, faculty or staff organizations, any member of the public or of the university community may use these areas for expressive activities on a first come, first served basis.
Student organizations, university departments, and others wishing to use outdoor areas other than a designated public forum for a public event must notify the Memorial Union Event Management office. If possible, such notice should be submitted at least twenty-four hours in advance of the event, but in any case must be submitted at least three hours prior to the event. No approval is necessary if the event meets the following criteria: For events held on weekdays between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the event will be held at least one hundred feet away from buildings that normally hold classes ….
A public event not at a designated public forum, and which does not meet the above criteria, requires prior approval by the filing of an Online Event Authorization Request Form –
- With the Student Activities Center when recognized student organizations make the request, and
- With Facilities Planning and Management when university departments and non-university entities make the request.
It is preferred that the online request be made at least ten business days and not less than four business days in advance of the proposed event.