Policy Number 1007: University Property Use and Access Procedure

University of Montana

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Unplanned Expressive Activity. Reservations are not needed for affiliated or non-affiliated users to use University outdoor spaces for all forms of expression that are consistent with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Such activity however, is still subject to these procedures, including if a space has been reserved, to not impede on the rights of those who have reserved the space for their exclusive use. Also UM Event Services is available to offer guidance in planning and to help identify alternative space if an area is already reserved.


Affiliated and non-affiliated users will be required to complete a Major Event Assessment Form for all outdoor events, except tabling, gatherings, including but not limited to celebrations, dances, lectures, forums, performances, rallies, social gatherings, concerts, speaker presentations, foot races, and conferences on University Property at which one or more of the following criteria apply:
1. Over 100 persons are anticipated to attend;
2. Over 50 participants are anticipated to attend and alcohol is to be served;
3. Non-affiliated user and alcohol is to be served;
4. User has expressed security concerns;