The University grounds are open to the public except those locations where such activity would significantly interfere with and/or disrupt University business (e.g. immediately adjacent to classrooms, where teaching and learning would be disrupted, or narrow walkways or corridors, where the free flow of foot-traffic would be impeded). For purpose of this policy, “grounds open to the public” are defined as the outdoor areas of the campus (lawns, patios, plazas) that are at least 20 feet from the entrances/exits of campus buildings and parking lots, and that do not restrict movement on campus walkways and are also a safe distance form the curbs of campus roads. All activity in these areas must be conducted in such a way that traffic is not impeded and the normal activity in classrooms and offices is not disrupted.
Though not required, reservations are strongly encouraged in order to ensure that a location is available for outdoor assembly at a specific date and time.