Associated Students of the University of Montana: Free Speech

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Would your group like to hand out pamphlets or share an idea on campus? Listed below are the areas you may do this. Please give Event Planning a call to confirm some of the larger areas such as the Library Mall, Oval, Washington Park. 243-4113

  • Use of the Library Mall, Oval, Washington Park, and other outdoor areas is on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to the time, place, and manner restrictions specific to each area.
  • The area between Mansfield Library and the University Center is designated as the Free Speech Zone.  Use of the Free Speech Zone may only be restricted in terms of speaking time and volume.
  • The Oval may be used for other speech purposes upon approval of the President.  Request to use the Oval is done through the University Center Event Planning Office.  Speakers in the Oval may not interfere with The University’s educational mission by being too loud and disrupting classroom activities.
  • Distribution of printed materials is allowed without permission in the Oval, Centennial Circle (the area near Grizzly Bear statue), the brick walkway from Arthur Avenue to University Hall, and the Free Speech Zone.  Distribution is also allowed, at least 100 feet from any entrance, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Montana Theatre, Adams Center, and Gallagher Business Building.

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